The fulbright program


The Fulbright Program was initiated in 1946 for the purpose of promoting mutual understanding between the United States and other countries of the world. Teachers, students and scholars from around the world are chosen for a variety of educational activities: primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.  


The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.


To learn more about the variety of exchange programs that comprises the Fulbright Program please visit or


Fulbright Programs that might be of most interest to ISU faculty and students are:

Please read Faculty Procedures regarding acceptance of a Fulbright award.