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Fulbright Logo Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program.
Senator J. William Fulbright

Fulbright US Student Program

This program is for graduating seniors, MFA candidates, and recent alumni and does the following:

  • Awards grants to U.S. citizens in all fields of study
  • Operates in more than 140 countries worldwide
  • Awards more than 1,200 grants to U.S. students to study overseas
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience
  • Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
You could be one of more than 1,400 candidates who receive a Fulbright grant each year to go overseas. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide and grants are available in all fields of study. 

Columbia College's Campus Deadline is September 1, 2014.  All applications and supplemental materials must be submitted via the Fulbright Embark Application System by this date to be considered by the Columbia College Fulbright Committee.

For more information visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website.

Columbia College Fulbright Program Adviser: Catrina DeBord, cdebord@colum.edu

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar program offered over 800 awards for lecturing, research or combined lecturing/research in over 130 countries around the world for the 2011-12 academic year. In addition, many country programs include "All Disciplines" awards open to specialists in any field. You can find details on the new awards, check eligibility guidelines, and download materials at www.cies.org. Contact information for staff working on particular countries and awards is available both within the award description and at our web site at http://www.cies.org/amstaff.htm.

Basic Requirements: 

  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Master’s or Ph.D. or equivalent professional or terminal degree depending on award requirements;
  • college teaching experience at the level and in the field of the assignment for a proposed lecturing activity. Except in certain world areas and countries;
  • English is usually sufficient for lecturing

Explore your options from the following:

1) Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars
Programs that offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture or do research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.
2) Fulbright Global Programs for U.S. and non-U.S. Scholars
Programs that offer joint collaborative opportunities for U.S. and non-U.S. scholars, alumni and institutions.
3) Fulbright Programs for Visiting Scholars
Programs that support the research and teaching of visiting (Non-U.S.) scholars at U.S. colleges and universities.
4) Fulbright Scholar Grants for Institutions
Opportunities for U.S. institutions to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities.

For more information visit the Fulbright Scholar Programs website.