Fulbright Faculty Resources

Fulbright offers a variety of programs for faculty, administrators, and professionals, from research and lecture positions to specialized seminars for administrators. Working closely with their departments and Colleges, faculty apply for Fulbright grants independently, but are welcome to contact the MSU Fulbright Program Adviser for individual consultation.


Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

  • This is the original Fulbright program for faculty and professionals from the U.S. to travel overseas and lecture, conduct research or participate in seminars.
  • Program dates or duration: 2-12 months
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website 

Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards

  • Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.
  • Program dates or duration: 3-12 months
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards website 

Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars

  • In this program, two-week seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of foreign countries such as Taiwan, Korea, Russia, France, and Germany.
  • Program dates or duration: 2 weeks
  • Deadline: varies according to seminar
  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars website 

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

  • The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the eight Arctic Council member states for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience to address key research and policy questions related to creating a secure and sustainable Arctic.
  • Program dates or duration: activities will take place over 18 months beginning in Spring 2021
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Fulbright Arctic Initiative website 

Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards

  • Fulbright's postdoctoral and early career awards present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, acquire new skills, work with additional resources and make connections with leading scholars in their fields.
  • Program dates or duration: varies
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards website

Fulbright Global Scholar Award

  • The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows 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.
  • Program dates or duration: 3-6 months total with a minimum of one month spent in each host country, each visit
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Fulbright Global Scholar Award website 

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

  • The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. early and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in placements in a foreign government ministry or institution around the world. 
  • Program dates or duration: 4-9 months
  • Deadline: September 15, 2020
  • Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship website 

Fulbright Specialist Program

  • This 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. Successful applicants will be placed on a roster of specialists for two years. As need arises, they will be invited to engage in short-term collaborative projects that meet the needs of foreign partner institutions. 
  • Program dates or duration: 2-6 weeks
  • Deadline: rolling applications
  • Fulbright Specialist website