Fulbright Information

Fulbright Information

2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition Opens February 1, 2022

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching and research awards to U.S. citizens in more than 130 countries. College and university faculty and administrators, as well as professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and many others, can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities by visiting the Catalog of Awardsconnect with Fulbright or attending a webinar. The application deadline is September 15, 2022. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Workshop for Faculty (February 17 & 18, 2022) 

Faculty are invited to attend the annual Fulbright Workshop on Thursday, February 17 from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the Campus Center’s Amherst Room (10th floor). This event is sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement, Office of Faculty Development, and International Programs Office. Aferdita Krasniqi, IIE Fulbright Education Outreach and Recruitment Specialist and a panel of faculty Fulbright alums will provide information and insight into Fulbright opportunities and the application process. Individual consultations with Ms. Krasniqi will occur in the Campus Center on Thursday, February 17 (11:30 a.m.- 4:00.p.m.) and Friday, February 18 (9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.). Please contact Kimberly Stender kstender[at]umass[dot]edu to register for the workshop and an individual consultation. Space is limited so please respond by February 11.

UMass Faculty Fulbright Mentor Network

The Fulbright Mentor Network comprises UMass faculty who have held a Fulbright Fellowship in the past and are willing to help colleagues who are considering a Fulbright opportunity. Mentors provide advice on the application process and specific Fulbright awards and programs.

Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies

The Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies professorship, a collaboration between the Fulbright Commission and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, recognizes senior faculty and researchers who have established a record of teaching and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in Brazilian Studies in the following areas: Race Relations, Women's and Gender Studies, Social Movements, Social Policy, Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, Political Economy, History, Cultural Studies, and/ or Communication.

This program strengthens cooperation between Brazilian institutions and UMass Amherst to promote research, training, and public engagement on the histories, cultures, and politics of Brazil and the U.S.

Additional information about this program can be found on the Fulbright Brasil website. 

USIEF Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair

We are proud to announce that during the fall 2021 semester, and as a result of a competitive international competition, UMass Amherst will host a Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair to teach and conduct research in public policy and promote mutual understanding between the United States and India through engagement with the UMass Amherst community.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst plans to engage the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Chair in four core activities spanning undergraduate and graduate education, a faculty seminar, guest lecturing, and participation in national public policy conferences. Furthermore, we look forward to a number of possible outcomes as a result of the program, including deepening our existing partnerships with Indian universities.

Additional information about this program can be found on the USIEF website.

Fulbright News & Notes

Six UMass Amherst Students, Alumni Awarded Fulbright Grants

UMass Amherst Named a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright Scholars