Fulbright Global Scholar Award.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 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 is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.


Scholars may engage in collaborative research or combine teaching and research activities in their area of specialization. Activities may also include consulting on curriculum, program and faculty development and conducting workshops. Applicants with a teaching/research project may determine the percentage of the grant dedicated to each activity and should define this in the project proposal. The activities can be conducted in the same academic year or over the course of two consecutive years and may consist of one multi-country trip, two or three single country trips or two dual-country trips.


Minimum length of the total grant is three months and the maximum is six months. A minimum of one month must be spent in each host country, each visit.


Earliest start date is May 2019; latest start date is May 2020. All grants must be completed by August 2021. Preference is given to scholars proposing projects during the host institution’s academic year.


Any appropriate institution or research center in each of the selected countries. A country is an eligible host country only if it has an existing Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Must include only two or three host countries. The host countries must be from at least two different world regions. World regions are defined as Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe-Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere. Projects which include countries from only one world region will not be accepted. Please see the following multi-country awards if you are interested a project focused on one world region:

  • South and Central Asia Regional Research Program
  • Africa Regional Research Program
  • Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program
  • ASEAN Research Program
  • Cross-Strait Studies Research Program
  • Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies
  • Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program
  • Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award


Application Requirements


  • A letter of invitation is required


  • Confirm with host institution the language of instruction for proposed teaching. For research grant activity, language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required. For applicants without local language proficiency, feasibility of conducting research must be demonstrated in both the project statement and the language self-evaluation form of the Fulbright application. Non-native speakers who have local language abilities will be asked to also register an external evaluator within the application.

Applicant Profile


  • Open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) strongly preferred. Applicants with equivalent professional/artistic training or experience (recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishment) will be considered.

Award Benefits.

    Monthly benefits will follow the rates for Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar grants in each proposed country. These figures can be found under the “Award Benefits” tab on any award page. Dependent benefits are not available under the Fulbright Global Scholar Award. Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the 2019-20 academic year and are subject to the availability of congressionally appropriated funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
    Round-trip, economy-class, international travel for the grantee provided for each country visit. Travel will be arranged directly by a travel agency selected by IIE. Relocation Allowance of $500 provided per country visit.
    A $750 book/research allowance is provided for each country visit to assist with the costs of teaching and research materials. Books purchased should to be donated to the host institution upon completion of the grant segment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, August 1, 2018



For more information, please email the Program Staff at GlobalAward@iie.org, Call: 415-362-6520 x200 or visit the official website of the Fulbright Global Scholar Award.


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