New Fulbright Resources & Events

New Paltz student Fulbright Program Adviser:

Catherine Collado, Fulbright Program Adviser

Study Abroad Advisor

1 Hawk Drive

New Paltz, NY 12561-2443


Join us February 15 to learn more about the2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition! John W. Fountain, U.S. Scholar to Ghana, 2022

  In the 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition, hundreds of awards across all world regions will allow academics, professionals and artists to teach, research, and carry out professional projects abroad.  Curious to see what Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards in 2025-26 have to offer?  Our upcoming webinar will share more about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, awards and the application process:

  Already know a region, country or award that interests you? Register to join our webinars featuring specific Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities.  Visit our Webinar Schedule for events throughout the competition, starting with:

Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Institutions 


The Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) Program

The Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars, already in the United States, for short-term speaking engagements, at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education outside of their primary host community. The OLF award is designed to enrich both institutions and Visiting Scholars through lectures that will promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding. Additionally, the OLF seeks to build relationships and partnerships with institutions that are currently underrepresented within the Fulbright Program to promote future opportunities.The OLF program is a great way to initiate involvement with Fulbright as it is a short-term award. The typical OLF visit is 2-5 days long, with the scholar completing guest lectures, cultural events, and other similar engagements on and off campus. The OLF award covers the scholar’s direct roundtrip airfare, a modest airport transit allowance, and a per diem meals and incidental expenses allowance.

The OLF program accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Begin an OLF application here. A list of the eligible Fulbright Visiting Scholars that institutions can apply to host for an OLF visit can be found here.For any inquiries about the OLF program, contact us at

The Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (S-I-R) Program

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is now accepting applications to host an international scholar in the 2025-2026 academic year for a semester or full academic year to support campus internationalization goals. S-I-Rs work across departments and curricula to enhance an international program, develop new world area studies programs or add an international dimension to coursework.The Fulbright Program provides J-visa sponsorship, travel, and modest living stipends to scholars who enhance internationalization efforts at diverse U.S. institutions through:

  • Teaching courses
  • Curriculum development
  • Cross-campus activities
  • Developing exchange partnerships
  • Community engagement

Interested? Join us at one of our upcoming live webinars:

Begin your S-I-R Institutional Host application for 2025-2026 here. The application will close on June 3, 2024, 5:00pm EDT. Please contact for more information.

We thank you for your continued work towards educational internationalization and look forward to working with you in the future.

The Fulbright Team at the Institute of International Education (IIE)


What’s next for 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Applicants

Thanks again to all who applied for 2024-25 Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards.  Still unsure of what happens now?  As a reminder of what to expect, you can reference the timeline on our site that outlines your application’s journey, step by step:

October-November: Peer Review Committees evaluate applications, meeting to determine which applications are recommended for further consideration in the host country.

December: Applicants notified whether their application has been recommended for further consideration in the host country.

December-May: U.S. Embassies (Posts) or binational Fulbright Commissions overseas review recommended applications and nominate candidates for selection.

January-June: All recommended candidates are forwarded to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for approval.  Upon approval, IIE notifies candidates whether they have been selected.

June – Onward: Grant details are finalized and grants may begin per start dates listed in the Catalog of Awards. For some countries, an orientation may be scheduled for applicants selected for grants.

Note: Please let IIE know if your email address changed since you submitted your application, as that is how you will receive all official updates to your status!Jamin Greenbaum, U.S. Scholar to France, 2019Jamin Greenbaum, U.S. Scholar to France, 2019

Are you a U.S. Scholar whose work focuses on the Arctic?Announcing Round 4 of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative:Now Accepting Applications!

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative (FAI) brings together professionals, practitioners, and researchers from Arctic Council member countries to address key research and policy related questions through a diverse, multi-dimensional, cooperative framework of monthly webinars, thematic group collaboration, three in-person meetings, and an individual exchange.FAI will provide a platform for scholars from across the Arctic region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in three main thematic areas:

  • Climate Change and Arctic Resources
  • Arctic Security and Governance
  • Mental Health and Well-Being

What do you do as an Arctic Scholar? FAI gives you the chance to participate in an in-person exchange (six weeks to three months), seminars, monthly webinars and ongoing virtual communication, all supporting the scholars’ collaborative group projects. Awards will begin in September 2024 and run for 18 months, through spring 2026.Faculty, researchers and practitioners from the eight Arctic Council member states may now apply for this collaborative research program.  Applications are accepted through March 1, 2024.

Interested to learn more and get your questions answered live?Webinar: Fulbright Arctic Initiative OverviewWednesday December 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM EDT – Register to join us

For additional information, including full eligibility criteria and application details,

Planning ahead to apply for a U.S. Scholar award in the 2025-26 competition?

Take advantage of online application resources as you look ahead to your 2025-26 application:

Watch for announcements as we officially launch the 2025-26 competition in February 2024!Want to stay in touch with the Fulbright Program to receive updates and application resources? If you haven’t already, Connect with Fulbright  to register your interest. Do you know someone who would be a great candidate for a U.S. Scholar award? Refer a colleague! They can connect with IIE staff to learn what’s possible through Fulbright.