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What is the Fulbright Scholar Program?

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers flexible awards including multi-country opportunities.

Application: Various awards available and the application process is different for each.

Timeline: For the core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, September 15 is the typical application deadline.

More information can be obtained here: https://www.cies.org/  

Purdue contact: Purdue University faculty and staff should contact Dr. Chris Lukasik at clukasik@purdue.edu if interested in applying to the core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. 

Purdue's program details, FAQs and helpful links can be found here.

Purdue's Office of the Provost's website including policy and procedures can be found here.

For aggregate numbers of Purdue's past results, etc. go here.

Purdue's faculty and staff alumni list can be found here.


What is the Fulbright Specialist Program?

"The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.

Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas. Those individuals that have been approved to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster are then eligible to be matched with approved projects designed by foreign host institutions from over 150 countries and other areas. Once abroad, Specialists partner with their host institution to conduct project activities in support of the host institution’s priorities and goals.

The Fulbright Specialist Program aims to provide a short-term, on-demand resource to international host institutions, giving them greater flexibility in how they participate with Fulbright. Specialists are strongly encouraged to continue to work with host institutions in the years following their initial exchange, creating opportunities for ongoing cooperation and consultancies." 

Timeline: For the core Fulbright Specialist Program, applications can be submitted anytime with deadlines every two months.

More information can be found here: https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/

Purdue contact: Purdue University faculty and staff should contact Dr. Chris Lukasik at clukasik@purdue.edu if interested in applying to the Fulbright Specialist Program. 

Purdue's program details, FAQs and helpful links can be found here.

Purdue's Office of the Provost's website including policy and procedures can be found here.

For aggregate numbers of Purdue's past results, etc. go here.

Purdue faculty and staff alumni list is here.

 

How is the Fulbright Specialist Program Different from other Fulbright Programs?

"The Fulbright Specialist Program offers year-round project opportunities of two to six weeks in length. The shorter duration of Specialist projects is beneficial for both the U.S. academic or professional who may not be available to leave their position for an extended period of time and the host institution which needs an experienced partner on a short-term basis.

Through the Fulbright Specialist Program, U.S. academics and professionals can apply their knowledge and expertise to a diverse array of activities including, but not limited to:
• Delivering a seminar or workshop
• Consulting on faculty or workforce development
• Developing academic or training curricula and materials
• Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
• Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution

Both university faculty members and highly experienced non-academics, including legal experts, business professionals, artists, scientists, and journalists, are encouraged to apply and use their unique expertise in support of host institutions abroad." 

 

Benefits for Host Institutions

"The Fulbright Specialist Program welcomes participation from a wide array of institutions, including universities, non-governmental organizations, cultural centers, and medical facilities. By implementing their designed project in collaboration with the Fulbright Specialist, host institutions:
• Gain global perspectives from experienced academics and professionals;
• Execute projects that require a rapid response or flexible timeline through short-term, year-round exchanges; and
• Build sustained relationships with individuals and institutions in the U.S.

If you are a prospective host institution looking for information about the English Language Specialist program, please visit https://elprograms.org/specialist/." 

 

Benefits for Specialists

"The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), along with host institutions abroad, provide U.S.-based Specialists with full funding to participate in Fulbright Specialist projects. Benefits include:
• Round-trip, economy class airfare between the U.S. and host country
• Transit allowance
• All applicable visa fees
• Daily honorarium
• Enrollment in a limited health benefits program
• Lodging
• Meals
• In-country transportation

Upon returning to the U.S., program participants are able to contribute their newly gained knowledge and intercultural competencies to their home institution or organization. Program participants will also become part of a network of thousands of accomplished Fulbright alumni, opening the door to additional grant possibilities, enhanced career development, and alumni networking and leadership opportunities."

(Information about the Fulbright Specialist Program above was extracted from fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/the fulbright-specialist-program)

 

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