Fulbright Programs for Faculty

Fulbright group photo at Sogang University in Seoul

National Deadline: September 16, 2024

LMU's Fulbright Scholar Liaison: Cassidy Alvarado, Director of ONIF

Leavey Suite I | cassidy.alvarado@lmu.edu | 310.338.3792 

Fulbright offers over 400 teaching, research, professional project, or combination awards to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in over 125 countries.

Please review the information below and contact your department chair and dean as early as possible if you are interested in applying for the 2025-2026 cycle. 

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Application Process

  1. Explore the award catalog
  2. Reach out to prospective host institutions abroad (seeFulbright Scholar Program Letter of Invitation Checklist)
  3. Speak with your dept. chair and dean, and/or director supervisor about your intentions to apply
  4. Align your Fulbright with a sabbatical, or arrange approval from your chair/college before you apply!
  5. Compose your application materials
  6. Submit your application by September 16, 2024
  7. Complete LMU's Fulbright Post Submission form no more than 5 business days after the national deadline



  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
    • Although most Fulbright awards are open to both academics and professionals, approximately 80 percent of available awards require a Ph.D. or terminal degree. 

    Explore Programs

    • Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 

      The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 400 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 140 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Grants may be as short as two months and up to two years (under the flex option).

      National Deadline: September 15

    • Fulbright Amazonia

      To support cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary, cross-sector collaboration on the Amazon region, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is partnering with the Fulbright Commission in Brazil and the Institute of International Education to launch Fulbright Amazonia, a new platform for researchers in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, the United States, and Venezuela to conduct and support collaborative action-oriented research.  The initiative will build on extensive Brazil-U.S. environmental cooperation efforts to conserve the Basin’s biodiversity while promoting innovative approaches that preserve Amazonian social and ecological health and community traditions.  With the additional support of other binational Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassies in the Amazon Region, Fulbright Amazonia will further enhance the collaborative work of nations and NGOs committed to the region’s environmental sustainability. 

      National Deadline: December.

    • Fulbright Arctic Initiative

      The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

      At its core, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative creates a network to stimulate international scientific collaboration on Arctic issues while increasing mutual understanding between people of the United States and the people of other countries.  Using a collaborative model to translate theory into practice, program participants address public-policy research questions relevant to Arctic nations’ shared challenges and opportunities.

      Outstanding scholars from the U.S. and abroad were selected to participate in the program as Fulbright Arctic Initiative Scholars through an open, merit-based competition. Co-Lead Scholars provide intellectual leadership throughout the Program, in addition to mentoring program participants and facilitating discussion and collaboration among the Arctic Initiative Scholars.

      National Deadline: TBD, most likely October.

    • Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad

      The program provides short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the people and cultures of other countries. Support is generally made available through interagency agreements. The Department of Education transfers funds through the State Department to Fulbright commissions in various countries to pay the costs associated with administering seminars. This partnership allows the program to use the services and expertise of binational organizations to plan and conduct seminars for U.S. educators.

      National Deadline: December

    • Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

      The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. early and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments around the world. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while cultivating public policy experience in their desired area of expertise. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship also includes an independent research component that focuses on an issue that is beneficial for the host ministry and the Fellow. 

      The Fellows will have an opportunity to build their knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country through this flexible and innovative Fulbright program.

      National Deadline: September

    • Fulbright Specialist Program

      The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.

      Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas. Those individuals that have been approved to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster are then eligible to be matched with approved projects designed by foreign host institutions from over 150 countries and other areas. Once abroad, Specialists partner with their host institution to conduct project activities in support of the host institution’s priorities and goals.  

      The Fulbright Specialist Program aims to provide a short-term, on-demand resource to international host institutions, giving them greater flexibility in how they participate with Fulbright. Specialists are strongly encouraged to continue to work with host institutions in the years following their initial exchange, creating opportunities for ongoing cooperation and consultancies.

      National Deadline: Rolling

    • International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars

      The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two-week grant duration. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

      National Deadline: Varies by country, most are due in the fall.