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About the U.S.Scholars Program

Fulbright offers hundreds of awards to faculty, researchers and staff members from U.S. institutions to teach, conduct research or both through international exchange. These programs cover a broad array of disciplines and include seminars for administrators interested in international education.  Many of these programs offer great flexibility to accommodate teaching schedules and can vary in length from two weeks to a year; they can include multiple short visits to one country or multiple countries with intervening time spent at UC San Diego.

Please note that U.S. citizenship is required for the U.S. Scholars Program.

For a complete overview of the Program, click HERE.

If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar award, contact Dr. Roark T. Miller at

Scholar Catalog of Awards

The Fulbright Scholar Catalog of Awards helps scholars easily identify the hundreds of opportunities for teaching and/ or research by specific disciplines or by countries and regions.


Fulbright Core Awards

Fulbright Core Awards:
  • 2-12 months
  • Chair Awards, Flex Awards, Global Scholar Awards, Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards
  • Teaching, Research, Teaching/Research

Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars

Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars:
  • 2 weeks
  • Learn about higher education systems in other countries and explore potential for educational partnerships

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship:
  • 4-9 months
  • Professional placements in a foreign government ministry

Fulbright Specialist Program

Fulbright Specialist Program:
  • 2-6 weeks
  • Collaborative project focused on education/training

UC San Diego Academic Leave Policy

Read PPM-230-10 to see UC San Diego's Academic Leave Policy.

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Fulbright Resources

The Fulbright Program offers a robust resource library, including dozens of webinars on award types, the grantee experience and the application process. Watch these webinars and explore the resources available to learn more about Fulbright and set yourself up for a successful application!


Fulbright Scholars Webinar

This session from the 2021 Virtual Fulbright Day focuses on the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and the different opportunities available for faculty, post-docs and staff through the Catalog of Awards.

Click HERE for the PowerPoint Presentation.