- Student Grants
The Fulbright Program offers a variety of grant opportunities, including comprehensive Fulbright grants and Fulbright travel grants. Additional grants are available on a country-by-country basis, including opportunities in teaching and business. (Note: IIE also conducts, simultaneously with the competition under the Fulbright Program, the competitions for various programs supported by foreign governments and private donors.)
There is a single application form for all grants described. All sections of the application must be completed for all grants. Length of grants: Most of the grants described will be awarded for programs of study or research that will require one academic year. However, where sufficient justification is provided, very advanced doctoral candidates and candidates in the creative and performing arts may submit requests for grants of not less than six months. Specific academic qualifications are contained in the Regional Summaries or Individual Country Summaries.
- U.S Scholar Grants
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.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.
- Visiting Scholar Grants
Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from over 130 countries. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries.