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 http://www.cies.org/about_fulb.htm or http://www.fulbright.state.gov/fulbright/about/whichgrant
Fulbright Programs that might be of most interest to ISU faculty and students are:
The U.S Fulbright Scholar Program sends scholars to approximately 140 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research for up to one year (and more than 2 months). To apply go to http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ApplicationInstructions.htm
Checkout the list of countries that participate in the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. Program has a rolling deadline, to apply go to http://www.cies.org/specialists/ss_application.htm
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists to study abroad for one academic year. The Program also includes an important English Teaching Assistant component. http://us.fulbrightonline.org/overview_typesgrants.html
Please read Faculty Procedures regarding acceptance of a Fulbright award.