Faculty Awards

Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff have several opportunities to participate within the Fulbright programs.

The most common faculty program is the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to conduct research and/or teach in conjunction a foreign university or agency. The Fulbright Scholars program sends approximately 500 faculty to more than 125 countries annually for teaching and/or research experiences lasting from a semester to an academic year. Available awards are posted approximately March 1 annually and application deadline is September 15 annually.

The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards is appropriate for scholars who have professionally distinguished careers in teaching and research as evident in their publication record and awards. Approximately 40 awards are given per year for lecturing and/or research for periods of 3 to 12 months. It is considered among the most prestigious Fulbright awards.

The Fulbright Global Scholars Award is for faculty to participate in multi-country, trans-regional projects. Faculty propose research or combined research and teaching activities in 2 to 3 countries within flexible travel to be done within 1 to 2 academic years.

Faculty interested in short-term Fulbright assignments of 2-6 weeks should consider the new Fulbright Specialists Program. The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad. Applications are continuously opened and reviewed.

Fulbright Flex Awards for faculty scholars unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, but who propose multiple short-term stays in the host country over a 1-2-year period.

Fulbright International Education Seminars are designed for U.S. international education professionals and senior officials – either faculty or staff. Seminars give grantees opportunities to learn about other higher education systems and establish collaboration networks during 2-week program. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students. There are typically 3 to 5 seminars per year in different countries each with different application deadlines.

There are the Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards for recent scholars who seek to develop and expand their discipline expertise, develop new skills, build international professional networks, and have international experience. The awards are given within 5 years of terminal degree completion.

The U of A campus liaison and contact for information on the Fulbright faculty and staff programs is Dr. Lindsey Aloia aloia@uark.edu.

Opportunities to Host Visiting Fulbright Scholars. Several programs available for hosting short-term and long-term Fulbright scholars on campus including the Scholar-in-Residence and Outreach Lecturing Funds. Faculty can also encourage foreign faculty to apply through their country Fulbright Commission or the US Embassy to become a faculty Fulbright Scholar to the University of Arkansas. To host a student scholar, please contact the Office of Sponsored Students and Special Programs.

Fulbright Scholars Program

Fulbright Student Programs
Emily Wright
Senior Assoicate Director
Office of Nationally Competitive Awards
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Fulbright Scholars (Faculty) Programs
Dr. Lindsey Aloia
Associate Dean for International Education
Graduate School and International Education
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