Center For International Affairs
Case Western Reserve University
Tomlinson Hall, Room 143
10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-7031
Telephone: 216.368.2517


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General guidelines for a traditional Faculty award


Application deadline: August 1 each year

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:

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

Selection Process

  • Case's faculty committee will interview all candidates and evaluations based on your application and interview will be submitted to the Fulbright Program.

  • The National Screening Committee (NSC), consisting of specialists in various fields are area studies meets in November and December to review all applications and recommends candidates for further consideration. The screening of applications in academic fields is generally conducted based on the country of region in which the candidate is applying.

  • Applications of recommended candidates are transmitted to eh supervising agencies abroad for further review, particularly as to placement at foreign universities.

  • Final selection for Fulbright Grants is made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, taking into account the recommendations of the NSC, availability of funds, approval of the supervising agencies abroad and other program requirements.

  • All applications are notified by mail by January 31 of the outcome of the first stage of the screening process. Final decisions are made between April and June each year.

Value of the Award

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.

Campus Representative

Fulbright Program Adviser
Center For International Affairs
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7031
216-368-0832
molly.watkins@case.edu