Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund Now Seeking Hosts for Spring 2019

 U.S. Institutions are welcome to apply through OLF to bring current Fulbright Visiting Scholars to their institution for short-term lectureships of 2-6 days. To find a scholar, consult the Fulbright Scholar Directory. Please considering applying to bring these scholars to your institutions to lecture on their research or cultural topics. Please register online for our next OLF webinar taking place on Wednesday, January 16th from 2-3pm ET. For more information and to find the application form, please visit www.cies.org/olf, or contact Sarah Causer at OLF[at]iie[dot]org.


2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition to Open February 2019

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. Explore last season's opportunities in the Catalog of Awards, and take a look at who received grants for 2018-19.  Our catalog is being updated for the 2020-21 cycle this winter and will go live with award offerings in early February. In the meantime, register your interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements.


UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentor Network 

The International Programs Office formed the UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentoring Network to match prospective faculty and staff 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.  Information regarding the Fulbright application process and deadlines can be found at CIES. Faculty and staff who would like to receive more information or have questions regarding the UMass Faculty/Staff Fulbright Mentoring Network are encouraged to contact Kimberly Stender in the International Programs Office. 


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