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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 may 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 is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) seminars

Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) seminars provide international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. IEA seminars are also sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

Core and IEA seminar competition dates:
February 1: catalog of awards is released for Core and IEA seminar awards
August 1: Deadline for most Core Fulbright Scholar Program awards
IEA seminar deadlines vary by country. See the IEA seminar website for application and deadline information.

Fulbright Specialist Program

Fulbright Specialist Program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures. 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 dates:
Individuals may apply at any time, and applications are reviewed six times per calendar year.

U.S. Fulbright Scholars and Fulbright Specialists: