Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Global Scholar Award



Award Details
Grant Activity

Scholars and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia may engage in collaborative research or combine teaching and research activities, or pursue a professional project in their area of specialization. Activities may also include consulting on curriculum, program and faculty development and conducting workshops. Applicants with a teaching/research project may determine the percentage of the grant dedicated to each activity and should define this in the project proposal. The activities can be conducted in the same academic year or over the course of two consecutive years and may consist of one multi-country trip, two or three single country trips or two dual-country trips.

Grant Length
Minimum length of the total grant is three months and the maximum is six months. A minimum of one month must be spent in each host country, each visit.
Grant Dates

Earliest start date is June 15, 2021; latest start date is May 2022. All grants must be completed by August 2023. Preference is given to scholars proposing projects during the host institution's academic year.


Any appropriate institution, research center, non-profit organization, government agency, museum, or arts organization in each of the selected countries. A country is an eligible host country only if it has an existing Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Proposals must include only two or three host countries. The host countries must be from at least two different world regions. World regions are defined as Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe-Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere. Projects which include countries from only one world region will not be accepted. The United States is not an eligible host country for this award. Please see the following multi-country awards if you are interested in a project focused on only one world region:

  • South and Central Asia Regional Research Program
  • Africa Regional Research Program
  • Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program
  • ASEAN Research Program
  • Cross-Strait Studies Research Program
  • Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies
  • Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program
  • Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award
Flex Option
Flex Description

Grants for the Fulbright Global Scholar Award may consist of one multi-country trip; two or three single country trips; two dual-country trips; or a combination of one single country trip and one dual country trip. Additional parameters include:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is three months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month;
  • Two or three grant segments can be conducted in the same academic year or over the course of two consecutive years; and,
  • A minimum of one month must be spent in each host country, each visit. Interested applicants should provide a clear project timeline in the project statement. All Global grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Professional Project
Professional Project/Research
Professional Project/Teaching
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 20
Program Staff
Byuri Kim

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