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2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program


We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition. The U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers valuable teaching and research awards in over 135 countries around the world. The University of Georgia is home to many Fulbrighters, bringing recognition to the University as a top Fulbright supporting institution. To continue this trend we encourage all interested faculty to explore this year’s  Catalog of Awards.


For anyone seeking more information IIE recommends all interested faculty explore the following three webinars, which build upon one another:


Upcoming and archived webinars by world region and by discipline can be found here.


2019-2020 Competition Highlights:

Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards

Fulbright presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors. Postdoctoral awards are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Fulbright Flex Awards

Fulbright welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of one to two years. The Flex option is available to scholars interested in research, teaching, or pursuing a combination of teaching and research. The catalog of awards will give detailed information on the Flex parameters for each participating country.

Fulbright Global Scholar Award

The Fulbright Global Scholar Award provides support for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus.

New Awards

Several countries have added new awards for the 2019-2020 competition:

Other helpful resources:

Review Criteria

Application Guidelines

Project Statement Samples

Interested faculty are encouraged to contact Lauren McLennan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Brian Watkins (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with questions about the U.S. Scholar Program.