Faculty grant opportunities

Thursday, January 14, 2010


The Fulbright Scholar Program has grant opportunities for faculty and administrators to lecture, conduct research and attend seminars abroad.

Deadlines are approaching for five programs. Now is the time to tackle these tasks:

  • Connect with Center for International Studies staff to evaluate possibilities.
  • Choose a country or region of interest.
  • Find international work that matches your skill set and academic field.
  • Find persons or institutions in your country/region of choice with whom you can affiliate.

The Fulbright Program, named for the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

'As a result of my stay in Brazil, I have created lasting bonds with scholars, teachers, and performers, as well as with ordinary Brazilians. This human experience will have an impact on my teaching of Latin American history and culture for years to come.'

Darién J.Davis
Middlebury College, Vt.

U.S. State Department programs

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The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Deadline: 8/1/2010.

The Fulbright New Century Scholars Program brings together approximately thirty outstanding research scholars and professionals for collaborative, multidisciplinary examination of a topic of universal concern. Deadline not yet announced.

The Fulbright Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. This program has a rolling deadline.

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program awards senior scholars who have a significant publication and teaching record. Deadline: 8/1/2010.

U.S. Education Department program

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The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program provides grants to higher education institutions so faculty can conduct research abroad for periods of three to 12 months. The research should improve the study of one's academic area and enhance language skills. Deadline: 12/1/2010. View the program flyer (PDF).

Ann Radwan is the campus adviser for faculty and administrators interested in applying for these programs. Radwan is associate vice president of academic affairs, international studies.


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