U.S. campuses or American academics wishing to host a visiting scholar can initiate the process by:

U.S. institutions may also host visiting Fulbright scholars through the Scholar in Residence Program and for a short visit through the Outreach Lecturing Fund.

The Scholar in Residence Program
Deadline: October 15

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence can have a significant impact on U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs, and contribute to curriculum development. Although preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, other fields focusing on international issues will be considered.

Under the SIR Program, interested institutions submit proposals to invite scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year. Proposals are welcome from individual institutions, as well as from consortia of two or more institutions. Institutions may select a specific candidate or have CIES recruit a scholar from a particular world area.

Please note that this program is targeted towards small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which do not often have the opportunity to host visiting scholars.

The Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Programs
Deadline: November 21 for Palestinian Territories, December 1 for Iraq and Lebanon

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq, and the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Programs for Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories are designed to bring junior scholars to U.S. host institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. The intent of these ten-week programs is to equip scholars with the knowledge and tools needed to build the capacity of their home institutions and to advance the education of future generations. In addition, it lays the foundation for junior scholars and their U.S. hosts to develop long-term institutional relationships and to identify areas of cooperation that can be sustained beyond the grant period.

Participating institutions will enjoy a unique opportunity to establish lasting relationships with faculty members at universities in the scholars’ home countries and to build upon current efforts to internationalize their campuses and surrounding communities.

Approved host institutions may include research universities, liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities and will demonstrate particular strengths in one of the five areas of focus: science & technology, environmental science, engineering, TEFL/linguistics, and agricultural science. Each Institution will be permitted to host only one cohort.

The Outreach Lecturing Fund

The Occasional Lecturer Program arranges for Fulbright Visiting Scholars already in the U.S. for a period of more than three months to travel to campuses and local communities for short-term guest lectures.

The program enables Visiting Scholars to:

Institutions wishing to host a Fulbright Scholar can begin by contacting a visiting scholar in their area of interest listed in the Fulbright Visiting (non US) Scholar List.  The Institution should develop a comprehensive plan of activities and arrangements to share with the scholar well in advance of the proposed visit. Host institutions are asked to provide Visiting Scholars with local transportation, accommodations and meals.

It is important to inform the scholar, prior to arrival, about the support the host institution or organization will provide. Institutions should also provide the scholar with a formal letter of invitation as early as possible. The scholar will need this letter to formally request travel funds from CIES. (Occasional Lecturer Awards are provided directly to the participating scholar. To apply for an award, the Visiting Scholar must submit to CIES a formal letter of invitation from the host institution or organization, along with dates of travel, at least one month before the visit is to take place.)

The length of the lecturer's stay at the institution will depend upon the particular interests of the academic community or organization and the facilities available. The period, however, should allow an opportunity for the scholar to become acquainted with the host institution or organization. A program of two to three days is suggested; a longer period may be advisable if visits to several institutions are planned.

For additional information about the Fulbright Program, please feel free to email Mindy Williams, Marquette University's Fulbright Campus Representative, in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs or visit the CIES Web site.

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