Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

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Explore Syracuse University Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

  • The Specialist Program is designed to provide short-term academic collaboration opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals.
  • The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for faculty to engage in full-time research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula
  • The Flex Awards, available for some awards, allow applicants to propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two years, rather than a single, more extended residency.
  • Postdoctoral awards offer opportunities in a range of countries and fields for applicants in the five years after their doctorate. These awards present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources, and to make connections with others in their fields.
  • The Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards are the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars with more than seven years in their discipline or area of expertise and have a significant publication and teaching record.
  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Program introduce university administrators at various levels to the society, culture, and higher education systems of France Germany, India, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan. These short-term programs involve campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events, and briefings on education. Participants return to their home campuses with broadened perspectives on the global world that is higher education today.
  • The Arctic Initiative brings together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience
  • The Global Scholar Award allows U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years.
  • The Public Policy Fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. early and mid-career professionals and practitioners to serve in placements in a foreign government ministry or institution around the world.
  • The Fulbright-Hays Program awards grants to individual U.S. K-14 pre-teachers, teachers and administrators, pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral faculty, as well as to U.S. institutions and organizations. Funding supports research and training efforts overseas, which focus on non-Western foreign languages and area studies.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

U.S. Scholar Program Overview

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for Syracuse University faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Browse the awards catalog.

U.S. Scholar Program Application Requirements

  • Project Statement (Up to 5 pages)
  • CV/Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation (two)
  • Bibliography (Required for Research and Teaching/Research awards, up to 3 pages)
  • Syllabi (Required for Teaching and Teaching/Research awards, up to 10 pages)

Note: Additional items, such as letter of invitation from host institution or language proficiency, may be required or recommended by award description. Digital Portfolios are required for applicants in the creative/performing arts.

U.S. Scholar Program Eligibility

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • 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.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree, as specified.
  • Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description. (Note: Except in certain world areas, English is sufficient for teaching activities.)
  • Limitations apply to previous Fulbright Scholar Grantees.
  • Research Applicants are expected to have substantial professional, scholarly, or artistic accomplishments and have made recognized contributions to their fields.
  • Teaching Applicants are expected to have teaching experience relevant to the proposed course topic(s).

2023-24 U.S. Scholar Program Timeline

TIMELINE: General TIMELINE: 2023-24 Competition
Early February
Competition Opens
February, 2022
Competition Opens
Application Deadline;
all materials, including letters of recommendation, due
September 15, 2022
Application Deadline; all materials, including letters of recommendation, due
U.S. Peer Review
U.S. Peer Review
Applicants notified of peer review status
Applicants notified of peer review status
In-country review
In-country review
Applicants notified of final selection status
Applicants notified of final selection status

Note: This timeline may not apply to IEA seminars as they have varied deadlines.

Prospective Syracuse University applicants should register for My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates, webinar schedules, helpful resources, and suggestions for application assistance.

Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

U.S. Scholar Catalog of Awards 2023-2024

Register for a Webinar. Webinars are a valuable resource for prospective applicants and U.S. institutions to learn more about Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities. Hear directly from Program Staff as they share details about awards by region, discipline or program, as well as offer general application advice and answer questions live from attendees.

Alumni Ambassadors. Alumni Ambassadors are recent alumni that apply to serve as official representatives for the Fulbright Scholar Program. They serve for a 2-year term representing a variety of disciplines in various institutions across the U.S.  Alumni Ambassadors showcase program impact, encourage peers to apply and serve as a resource for Fulbright Scholar Program leadership and Outreach team.

Syracuse University Fulbright U.S. Scholars

ScholarFulbright Scholar TypeProgram CountryDisciplineSpecializiationHost InstitutionYear
Bergen-Cico, DessaU.S. ScholarGeorgiaPublic HealthDrug AbuseIlia Chavchavadze State University2015-2016
Bergen-Cico, DessaU.S. ScholarThailandPublic HealthMental HealthChang Mai University2019-2020
Brutsaert, TomU.S. ScholarIndiaNortheastern Hill University2012-2013
Buttny, RichardU.S. ScholarMalaysiaCommunication and Rhetorical StudiesCommunicationsMARA University of Technology2008-2009
Buttny, RichardSpecialist India Communication and JournalismPunjabi University2003
Champion, CraigeU.S. ScholarRussiaHistoryAncient HistoryRussian State University for the Humanities2019-2020
Chih-Hwa, KaoSpecialistTaiwanEconomicsNational Cheng Kung University2002
Danita, EmmaSpecialist BulgariaEducationNikiforov Art2017
de Nevers, ReneeU.S. ScholarRussiaPolitical SciencePolitical ScienceEuropean University at St. Petersburg2010-2011
DeRuisseau, KeithU.S. ScholarFinlandPhysiologyExercise PhysiologyUniversity of Eastern Finland--Kuopio2015-2016
Ducre, KishiU.S. ScholarTrinidad and TobagoSociologySociologyUniversity of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus2010-2011
Dung Tran Le, AnhU.S. ScholarFranceEngineeringEngineeringUniversity of Picardie Jules Verne2019-2020
Erickson, IngridU.S. ScholarIndiaInfo Sciences/SystemsInfo Sciences/SystemsIndian Institute of Management--Bangalore2020-2021
Fridley, JasonU.S. ScholarNew ZealandBiologyBiological & Biomedial SciencesLincoln University New Zealand2013-2014
Fridley, JasonU.S. ScholarFranceBiologyEcologyUniversite de Picardie Jules Verne2019-2020
Ganson, JuliaU.S. ScholarWest BankSociologySocial Orgs, Structure & InstitutionsBirzeit University2017-2018
Garcia-Murillo, MarthaU.S. ScholarSpainEconomicsEconomic DevelopmentPompeu Fabra University2016-2017
Ghosh, ShubhaSpecialist AzerbaijanLaw Baku State University 2019
Henderson, SusanU.S. ScholarUnited KingdomArchitectureArchitectural HistoryUniversity of York2015-2016
Hoke, GregoryU.S. ScholarPolandGeologyGeologyUniversity of Wroclaw2019-2020
Horsfall, AndrewU.S. ScholarGermanyLaw International LawThe German-American Fulbright Commission2019-2020
Hromadzic Vlasak, AzraU.S. ScholarBosnia and HerzegovinaAnthropologyCultural AnthropologyUniversity of Bihac2016-2017
Katovitch, DianaSpecialistIcelandEducationUniveristy of Iceland2018
Koch, NatalieU.S. ScholarUnited Arab EmiratesGeographyGeography, Near EasternNYU Abu Dhabi 2018-2019
Kornfilt, JaklinU.S. ScholarGermanyLinguisticsLinguisticsUniversity of Frankfurt/Main1999-2000
Lasch-Quinn, ElisabethU.S. ScholarItalyHistoryU.S. HistoryRoma Tre University2011-2012
Lasch-Quinn, ElisabethU.S. ScholarChinaLiteratureAmerican LiteratureNankai University2012-2013
Liu, ZhanjiangSpecialist IndiaAgricultureAquacultureCentral Institute of Fisheries Education2015
Longstaff, PatriciaSpecialistUNESCO Headquarters (France)Communication and JournalismUNESCO Headquarters (France)2008
Mitchell, DonU.S. ScholarChileUniversity of Chile2012-2013
Mitchell, DonSpecialistChileUrban PlanningUniversity of Chile2013
Mohanty, ChandraSpecialist IrelandSociologyUniversity of Limerick2005
Moon, YoungU.S. ScholarBrazilBusinessManagement Information Systems, GeneralFederal Institute for Education, Science and Technology Fluminense2011-2012
Moon, YoungSpecialistBosnia and HerzegovinaComputer Science and Information TechnologyUniversity of Sarajevo2009
Mudrick, NancyU.S. ScholarFrancePublic PolicyPublic Policy AnalysisUpper Alsace University2015-2016
Mulvaney, MathewU.S. ScholarCyprusHuman Development and Family Studies, GeneralSocial SciencesCenter for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence2011-2012
Pellow, DeborahU.S. ScholarJapanAnthropologyCultural AnthropologyOsaka University1991-1992
Pellow, DeborahU.S. ScholarGhanaAnthropologyRemote Leadership and Conflict Intensification in Northern GhanaUniversity of Ghana, Legon2005-2006
Peters, RebeccaU.S. ScholarZambiaAnthropologyCultural AnthropologySouthern African Institute for Policy and Research2018-2019
Phelps, LouiseSpecialistCanadaEducationUniversity of Winnipeg2011
Reed, CherylSpeciliastUkraineCommunication and JournalismZaporizhzhia National University2019
Roland-Silverstein, Kathleen Lorraine U.S. ScholarSwedenMusic, GeneralMusicRoyal College of Music2006-2007
Romeu, Jorge LuisSpecialistColombiaMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversidad Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS)2019
Roopnarine, JaipaulU.S. ScholarIndiaHuman Development and Family Studies, GeneralPsychologyLady Irwin College1987-1988
Roopnarine, JaipaulU.S. ScholarTrinidad and TobagoHuman Development and Family Studies, GeneralPsychologyUniversity of the West Indies--St. Augustine2007-2008
Ruhlandt, KarinU.S. ScholarAustriaChemistryChemistryNawi Graz2013-2014
Rusnokova, Daniela MaressaU.S. ScholarSlovak RepublicFilm/Cinema StudiesFilm/Cinema StudiesFreelance2021-2022
Sapon-Shevin, MaraSpecialistNew ZealandTeacher Education Specific LevelsEducationUniversity of Waikato/University of Auckland2017
Schindehutte, MinetU.S. ScholarIndiaChemistryChemistryBirla Institute of Technology2012-2013
Schwartz, MichaelU.S. ScholarUnited KingdomLaw Teaching, Law SchoolQueen's University of Belfast2014-2015
Silverstein, MerrilU.S. ScholarSwedenSociologySociologyStockholm University1999-2000
Sternlicht, SanfordSpecialist HungaryAmerican (U.S.) StudiesUniversity of Pecs2004
Stevens, Scott ManningU.S. ScholarHungaryNative American and Indigenous StudiesNative American and Indigenous StudiesUniversity of Debrecen2021-2022
Taylor, BrianU.S. ScholarRussiaPolitical SciencePolitical ScienceEuropean University at St. Petersburg2010-2011
Teres, Harvey MichaelU.S. ScholarChinaHumanitiesAmerican LiteratureNankai University2012-2013
Teres, Harvey MichaelU.S. ScholarChinaLiteratureAmerican LiteratureBeijing Foreign Studies University1998-1999
Townsend, JohnSpeciliastCzech Republic AnthropologyCharles University2008
Van Bibber-Orr, EdwinU.S. ScholarChinaLiteratureEast Asian Languages & LiteratePeking University2016-2017
Willnat, LarsU.S. ScholarMalaysiaCommunicationsCulture and Political ParticipationPutra University Malaysia2006-2007
Willnat, LarsU.S. ScholarSouth KoreaCommunicationsMediaYonsei University2012-2013