Fulbright Resources for U.S. Institutions

Michigan State University hosts numerous Fulbright grantees each year, including students, scholars, researchers, and more. The following programs offer opportunities for U.S. institutions such as MSU to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars and professionals from abroad.

Outreach Lecturing Fund

The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines for short-term speaking engagements. The OLF award allows a Scholar already in the United States to visit another institution, promoting cultural understanding and collaboration across disciplines.

Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange, by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component. While Michigan State University enjoys robust international ties, S-I-R partnerships with community colleges, HBCUs, rural colleges and universities, and other institutions are encouraged.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Each year, 800 faculty and professionals in the Visiting Scholar program come to the U.S. for advanced research and university lecturing for programs between three and six months. Applications are accepted from more than 150 countries participating in these programs through the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission in their respective countries. U.S. institutions may encourage visiting scholars to apply for a particular program and provide them with letters of invitation to submit with their applications.