To view details on the awards,, check eligibility guidelines, and apply online, go to CIES Web site located at www.cies.org and then click "traditional Fulbright Scholar Awards" on the right side of the screen.
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 competition for traditional Fulbright Scholar awards is open to faculty, staff, administrators, retired members of the CWRU community, and adjunct faculty are able to apply for grants.
The awards vary from two months to an academic year or longer. While foreign language skills are needed in some countries, most lecturing assignments are in English.
Eligibility requirements apply at the time of application. Applicants must meet all of the following requirements—unless specific exemptions are stated in individual country or award descriptions. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and/or physical impairment.
- U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent resident status is not sufficient.
- A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master's depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application. For professionals and artists outside academe, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
- College or university teaching experience at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity as specified in the award description at the time of application.
- Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description or as required for the completion of the proposed project. (Note: Except in certain world areas and countries, lecturing is in English.)
- Sound physical and mental health
- No program that requires a medical or nursing license allowed
The value of the awards vary depending on many factors. They generally include
- Round-trip transportation to the host country
- Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country
- Book and research allowances*
- Supplemental health and accident insurance
- Tuition, in some cases
- Language or orientation courses, where appropriate
Fulbright grants are payable in local currency or U.S. dollars, depending on the country of assignment.
* These grants provide only minimal funding for research. Grantees with projects that require extensive research support, materials, or equipment must obtain funding from other sources for such purposes.
Fulbright Program Adviser
Center For International Affairs
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031