Fulbright Resources for U.S. Institutions

The following programs offer opportunities for U.S. institutions to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities.



Roger Bresnahan
Fulbright Program Adviser
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane
Room 201-A
East Lansing MI 48824
Email: bresnaha(at)msu.edu
Tel: (517) 432-8244
Fax: (517) 353-7254

Available Resources

Scholar-in-Residence (SIR)

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. The Fulbright European Union Scholar-in-Residence (EUSIR) is a subset of the SIR Program that focuses specifically on strengthening expertise in European Union affairs. Application deadline: October 17, 2011

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq

This program is designed to equip grantees with the knowledge and tools needed to build the capacity of universities in Iraq and to advance the education of future generations of Iraqis. It is expected that Iraqi scholars and their U.S. hosts will develop long-term institutional relationships and areas of cooperation that can be sustained after the grant period.

MENA Regional Short-Term Visiting Scholar Program (MENA S&T)

This competition seeks to identify host institutions to receive scholars from 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa who will receive grants to participate in one of the five discipline-based cohorts (Science & Technology, Engineering, Environmental/Earth Sciences, Agriculture/Food Security, and Information Technology).

Occasional Lecturer Fund

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) provides travel awards through the Occasional Lecturer Fund, which enable Fulbright Visiting Scholars who are currently in the U.S. to accept guest lecturing invitations at colleges and universities. Occasional Lecturer Fund are granted at three different levels ($250, $500 and $750), which CIES determines based on travel distance involved.