Fulbright Scholar Program: Deadline September 15

Application deadline
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program will continue to accept applications for awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. Over 450 awards offer more than 800 grants annually. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2020. To learn more about the 2021-2022 competition click here  or visit the Catalog of Awards for more details. Regional and discipline-focused webinars are held every Wednesday from 2-3 PM EST. See our Webinar Schedule for more details.

All webinars are recorded and uploaded to the Webinar Archive.

Virtual Office Hours for Fulbright Scholar Applicants
Staff members representing each region will be available Monday through Thursday throughout the competition to answer questions and share information. Feel free to join/leave at any point within the hour.  To join, simply click the “Join an Office Hour” link listed in the award description during the office hour time.  Come prepared with your questions or simply join in to listen.

General Informational Webinar: Monday, May 18, from 2-3 pm ET
Please join the Fulbright Team for a virtual presentation on the Fulbright Scholar Program. This session will discuss opportunities for faculty and administrators to teach and/or research abroad for 2-12 months. Additionally, the session will discuss opportunities for your institution to partner with Fulbright and host visiting scholars. Please register here to attend.


Opportunities for Postdoctoral and Early Career Applicants: Wednesday, May 27, 2-3 pm ET
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program offers a variety of opportunities specifically for early career and postdoctoral applicants. Applicants with fewer than five years of experience in their field/discipline can gain important research skills and build networks with fellow scholars. Join IIE for a discussion of program options and learn about some of the exciting new awards available around the world. Please register here to attend.

What’s New for 2021-22

This year the application will only require two letters of recommendation. There are also more awards that have “professional project” as a possible award activity, as well as more than 20 new awards added to the Catalog. To learn more, click here to view the What’s New for 2021-22 Webinar or visit the Catalog of Awards.

International Education Week (IEW), is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Visit https://iew.state.gov/ for more information.

Dear Fulbright Scholar Liaisons,


Last month we launched the 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar Awards Competition. There are over 800 opportunities for academics, university administrators, and professionals. We encourage you to share this news, so feel free to copy the message as you spread the word! This month’s newsletter includes:


Competition Now Open! Deadline to apply is September 15, 2020

Alumni Ambassador Program: Deadline to apply is March 30, 2020

Liaison Survey: Share your Fulbright Success!

Host a Campus Visit

Register for a Liaison Workshop

Order Form for Materials

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now accepting applications for teaching and research awards for the 2021-22 academic year. Over 450 awards offer more than 800 grants annually. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2020. To learn more, click here. Additionally, we encourage you to view the What’s New for 2021-22 Webinar and visit the Catalog of Awards. Regional and discipline-focused webinars are held every Wednesday from 2-3 PM EST. See our Webinar Schedule for more details.

International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminars

The deadline to apply to the IEA Seminars in France and Germany is February 3, 2020.

Learn more in an upcoming webinar:


View our Webinar Archive to learn more about these programs.