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U.S. Scholars and Professionals

Kelly Yotebieng Fulbright in CameroonThe Ohio State University scholars and professional staff are eligible to apply for Core Fulbright Scholar Program Awards, Fulbright International Education (IEA) seminars, and Fulbright Specialist Programs awards. Interested Ohio State faculty and professional staff are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Scholar campus liaisons to discuss these programs.

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

Core Fulbright Scholar Program awards provide opportunities for faculty as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others to teach, research, or conduct a combination of teaching and research. Awards are two- to 12-months in length, and flex options may be available to split up time abroad. Core Fulbright Scholar Program awards are administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and are sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Core Program competition deadlines:
February 1: Catalog of awards is released
September 16: Deadline for most Core Fulbright Scholar Program awards

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program, a component of the Fulbright Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as short-term experts at academic and other institutions abroad. Fulbright Specialists spend two to six weeks assisting host institutions with curriculum improvement, faculty development, institutional planning and related issues in a wide range of fields including agriculture, economics, education, and public health, among others.

The Fulbright Specialist Program is administered by World Learning and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Individuals apply to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster. If selected, individuals join the roster for three (3) years. Meanwhile, host institutions submit project proposals to their Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy. If a host country project proposal is approved, a Fulbright Specialist from the roster is matched to the project. Specialists may also view all open projects and signify their interest in any open project. There is no guarantee to be matched, and individuals on the roster must be matched and complete an exchange to be considered a Fulbright Specialist.

Specialist Program competition deadlines:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, every eight weeks. Application deadlines published on Specialist Application Process.

Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) seminars

Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) seminars provide international education professionals and senior higher education officials opportunities to create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. IEA seminars are sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Current IEA Seminar participating countries: India, Taiwan, Russia, Japan, Korea, France and Germany.

Core and IEA seminar competition deadlines:
February 1: Catalog of awards is released for Core and IEA seminar awards
IEA seminar deadlines vary by country. See the IEA seminar website for application and deadline information.

U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Fulbright Specialists

Past The Ohio State University recipients of U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Fulbright Specialist awards.