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Fulbright Program

Fulbright Program Overview

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The prestigious Fulbright program was established by legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945.  The purpose of the program is to promote international good will through student exchanges. Since becoming law in 1946, about 360,000 faculty and upper-level students have been awarded grants to lecture or study abroad in over 160 countries as participants in the program. Grants are administered by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and awarded through a competitive application process.


A full description of the program and awards is available at the Department of State website. More information is presented on the website of the Institute of International Education


The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards for academic year 2018-2019 are closed.

The next full Core competition, for academic year 2019-2020, will open in March 1, 2018.


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

UNF Fulbright Faculty

Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright for UNF Students