University of Iowa

2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

To: 
Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
From: 
Downing A. Thomas, Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs
Date: 
March 14, 2018
Subject: 
2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

I am excited to announce that the 2019-2020 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open! The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in 137 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year. Opportunities are available for university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

Explore awards using the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards. Some highlights from the awards offered in this year’s competition include:

Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards
Fulbright presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors. Postdoctoral awards are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

Fulbright Flex Awards
Fulbright welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of one to two years. The Flex option is available to scholars interested in research, teaching, or pursuing a combination of teaching and research. The catalog of awards will give detailed information on the Flex parameters for each participating country.

Fulbright Global Scholar Award
The Fulbright Global Scholar Award provides support for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus.

New Awards
Several countries have added new awards for the 2019-2020 competition:

You can find out more about the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition by joining one of their upcoming webinars or virtual advising sessions and browsing the helpful resources they have provided:

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2018.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world.

 

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