The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides over 1500 grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs in over 140 countries. These awards are available to graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s degree recipients, master’s and doctoral candidates. In addition, young professionals including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists and those in law, business and other professional fields are encouraged to apply. Persons with a doctoral degree or more than five years of professional experience are encouraged to apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Fulbright US Student Program, the U.S Government's premier public diplomacy initiative. The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations and corporations. Contact IIE at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
There are numerous Fulbright programs for established professionals. The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. In addition, there are short term programs for specialists and education administrators.
For over 50 years, the Council for International Exchange and Scholars (CIES) has helped administer the Fulbright Scholar Program, the U.S. Government's flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Founded in 1947, CIES is a private organization. It is a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE). For more information on CIES, visit: www.cies.org
The School of International Studies hosts the Fulbright Information Center at OSU. The Center has been established to introduce students and faculty to the variety of fellowships offered by the Fulbright Program and to help them prepare successful application proposals.