CIES Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Description: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the “Core Fulbright Scholar Program,” which annually makes available fellowships in roughly 140 countries to over 800 US scholars and professionals from a wide variety of academic and professional fields. These prestigious grants are a major source of funding for lecturing or conducting research abroad. 

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens, normally must have relevant postdoctoral academic lecturing experience if they wish to lecture—or a doctorate (or other terminal degree, including a master’s in some fields) or equivalent professional qualifications if they want to do research abroad, and for some countries must possess sufficient language competence for the project they wish to undertake.

Benefits:  Awardees generally receive roundtrip travel, a living allowance that varies with the country and number of dependents, and a small allowance for local travel abroad, books, and services. The duration of the grants usually range from 2 to 12 months.

Deadline:  The competition for 2015-16 awards will open on February 1, 2014, and the application due date will be August 1, 2014. 

Submission:  Interested applicants must apply online directly to CIES at www.cies.org, where complete application materials and information are also available.

Assistance:  Although the U-M International Institute does not administer any aspect of this competition or these awards, we have been trained by CIES and are able to provide information, instructions, editorial assistance, review criteria tailored to each application, and professional advice on how best to structure an application for this particular competition: e-mail Beni at unlisted@umich.edu