Fulbright Scholar Program


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the largest program of its kind in the United States, awarding more than 800 fellowships annually. Over 400 different types of opportunities are available to teach, research and conduct professional projects in more than 135 countries. Whether you are higher education faculty and administrator, postdoctoral scholars, professional, artist, journalist, or scientist, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has international opportunities to fit your needs and further your goals.


  1. U.S. citizenship: Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent residence is not sufficient.
  2. Degree and/or Experience: Current faculty, administrators, and experienced professionals are encouraged to apply. Award descriptions specify where a Ph.D., other terminal degree, or comparable professional qualifications are required.
  3. Prior Fulbright Scholar Awards: Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar award are eligible to apply for another award two years after the date of completion of the previous award. Recipients of a Fulbright Specialist Program grant are not required to adhere to the two-year waiting period before applying for a Fulbright Scholar award.
  4. Department of State employees and their immediate family: Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright award until one year after termination of such employment.
  5. Residency abroad: Applicants who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the application deadline are ineligible. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year constitutes a full year.

Application Materials and Deadlines

Full application templates, checklists, and deadlines are available on the Research Development Services Fulbright Scholars page

Other Considerations

Applicants are encouraged to read the the UO policy on Fellowships: Payment of Uncompensated Salary and Other Personnel Expenses (OPE) on Major Fellowships.  The College of Arts and Sciences has additional information for faculty in the college.

Faculty may also want to explore information about the tax implications of a Fulbright Scholarship on the US IRS page or with their personal accountant.

Upcoming Webinars

In the 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition, hundreds of awards across all world regions will allow academics, professionals and artists to teach, research, and carry out professional projects abroad. Curious to see what Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards in 2025-26 have to offer? Our upcoming webinar will share more about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, awards and the application process:
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Opportunities for 2025-26 
Thursday, February 15 2:30-3:30 PM EST 

Already know a region, country or award that interests you? Register to join our webinars featuring specific Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities. Visit Webinar Schedule for events throughout the competition, starting with: 

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) in webinars throughout the year! Note that any times listed for webinars or events are in U.S. Eastern standard time
Can't join live? All webinars and slides are archived



For support contact the UO Fulbright Liaisons 

Elly Vandegrift, Global Studies Institute

Mara Fields and Catherine Jarmin Miller,  Research Development Services