The U.S. Department of State offers several programs through which hosts may request Fulbrighters for their campuses. These include the following programs:

Hosting Foreign Students

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program provides young teachers of English as a Foreign Language the opportunity to refine their teaching skills and broaden their knowledge of American cultures and customs while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at colleges and universities in the United States.

Hosting Foreign Scholars

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 850 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program – U.S. institutions of higher education may submit proposals to host Fulbright lecturers from abroad for one or both semesters in an academic year. Priority institutions include small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other Minority-serving Institutions.

The Fulbright European Union Scholar-in-Residence (EUSIR) Program aims to strengthen U.S. expertise in EU Affairs. The program brings scholars and professionals from EU countries to U.S. college and university campuses for semester-long grants to give guest lectures and seminars, consult with faculty and students on research, engage in collaborative study and provide outreach to neighboring institutions and the local community.

Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Fund (OLF) – The Outreach Lecturing Fund Allows US Institutions to Invite Fulbright Visiting Scholars to give department or campus-wide lectures to students or faculty (or both), hold lectures in classrooms where the scholar can make a contribution to the discipline, meet with faculty to allow for an exchange of ideas, have informal gatherings with students and faculty, and meet with community organizations or religious groups that have a special interest in international relations.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq – The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq brings Iraqi scholars in selected fields to U.S. institutions for approximately three months of faculty development, research, and other guided study activities designed to equip them with knowledge and tools to build the capacity of universities in Iraq, and to advance the education of future generations of Iraqis.

Hosting a Fulbrighter is a great opportunity to internationalize your campus and create lasting bonds between individuals and institutions worldwide.