Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars 

The Fulbright Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars are two-week in length and are designed specifically for U.S. higher education professionals. These seminars demystify higher education in the destination country and include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. Grants generally include round-trip airfare, travel within the host country, lodging, and a lump sum supplement for incidentals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and we encourage you to review the complete eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and review criteria on our website or email IEA[at]iie[dot]org for more details. 

Upcoming deadlines include:

  • CCAS - Russia – Deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Japan- Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Korea- Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • France- Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Germany- Deadline: February 1, 2019


Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is excited to announce that the 2019-2020 competition for the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is now open. The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for early- and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution. Fulbright Public Policy Fellows build their public policy knowledge, skills, and experience while providing American public policy expertise to support partner country institutions. Fellows promote long-term ties between the United States and partner countries through this flexible and innovative component of the Fulbright Program.  Find out more about the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship visit the online Catalog of Awards. For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines, and review criteria, please visit our website. The deadline to apply to the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is October 1, 2018.

2019-2020 Fulbright Public Policy Fellowships are available in:

  • Burma
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Peru
  • Ukraine


UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentor Network 

The International Programs Office has formed the UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentoring Network to match prospective applicants with UMass Faculty Fulbright alumni.  Former Fulbright Scholars are a valuable resource and can provide perspectives, experience and knowledge regarding: Fulbright opportunities, award types and options, letters of support, and letters of invitation. Current faculty and staff who are considering becoming Fulbright Scholars will greatly benefit from this assistance.  Many former Fulbright Scholars have agreed to be mentors (see listing). Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact them directly via email, using the information provided on discipline and country of their past Fulbrights.  Information regarding the Fulbright application process and deadlines can be found at CIESIf you would like to receive more information or have questions regarding the UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentoring Network, please contact Kimberly Stender.


UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentor Network Listing

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) website - information on awards, deadlines, application process 


UMass Amherst Named a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Top Producer of US Scholars

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked as a “Top Producing Institution” for Fulbright Scholars for 2017-18 by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. With seven faculty members teaching or conducting research on four continents through the Fulbright program, UMass Amherst tied for seventh place nationally among research universities. The rankings were published Feb. 18 in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The UMass Amherst Fulbright Scholars and their overseas host institutions are:

  • David Cort, sociology, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

  • Eva Hudlicka, computer science, University of Alberta, Canada

  • Miliann Kang, women, gender, sexuality studies, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea

  • Neal Katz, astronomy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

  • Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, University of York, United Kingdom

  • Arslan Razmi, economics, University of Montenegro

  • Millicent Thayer, sociology, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

In addition, nine UMass Amherst students were awarded Fulbright Scholarships for overseas study during 2017-18, bringing the campus total number of awards to 16. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,100 U.S. college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars are awarded Fulbright grants to teach and/or conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program operates in over 125 countries throughout the world. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, funded by an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. students and teachers to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, some 4,000 foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the United States annually to study, lecture, conduct research and teach foreign languages. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright