Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program:June News, Resources and Events
If you visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website, you may notice it has a new look! Everything you found at the old cies.org is now at our new home: fulbrightscholars.org. You will see that resources you’ve been using so far in the competition are still here to help you through the process; they may simply look a bit different. As a reminder, here are some helpful sections for your reference:
- Application guidance, including pointed instructions for all materials, review criteria and eligibility
- Awards available for the current 2023-24 competition
- Office hours, a great way to get your questions answered live by IIE staff
- Webinar schedule
Fulbright Scholar Liaison Update: January 2022Dear Fulbright Scholar Liaisons, Happy New Year! We hope that the year is starting off well all things considered. As we bring liaison activities into the new year, we’d thank you for your enthusiasm in spreading Fulbright across your network as well as your continued support in promoting the Fulbright Scholar Program. Some highlights this month include:
2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition Opens February 12023-24 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition Sneak Peek Webinar for Liaisons: January 26 at 2pm ET Liaison Linkups Scheduled through September 2022 Third Thursday of the Month at 2pm ET January Liaison Linkups Archive: UK Fulbright Commission Presentation Approaching Deadlines: February 1, 2022 Host a Fulbright Pre-Departure Orientations
Some highlights this month include:
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|The deadline to apply to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is September 15, 2021. Consult the catalog of awards for more details on upcoming deadlines for the International Education Administrator Awards. U.S. citizenship is required.|
The Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars are two weeks in length, and designed specifically for U.S. higher education professionals. These seminars demystify higher education in the host country, and include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites.
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 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.