U.S. Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Scholars programs is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) with funding from the U.S. government and in cooperation with foreign governments. Fulbright provides the opportunity to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” CIES has placed close to 50,000 scholars in over 140 countries for teaching, research and short term projects. Visit the CIES website for a complete listing of Fulbright opportunities available to faculty and professionals.

The Office of International Programs can facilitate application review and answer questions about the Fulbright program. Completed applications will be accepted directly through CIES.

For questions about sabbatical leave please see the Academic Faculty and Administrative Professionals handbook.

U.S. Scholar Faculty and Professional Programs

The Fulbright Program information for U.S. Faculty and Professionals (Scholar Program) is available by clicking the links below. This page provides information on all programs available to faculty and professionals. The application deadline for most programs is August 1. More Information:

General Information

Eligibility Requirements

Awards Catalog

Application Guidelines


Distinguished Chairs Program

Previous Scholars

For more information about faculty and professional Fulbright programs, contact the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) or Karen Gardenier, Assistant Director of Academic Programs. Information about CSU’s sabbatical policy can be found in the faculty handbook, and specific questions should be directed to your department chair or Dan Bush, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

NOTE: These programs are for those who have U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent Resident status is not sufficient. Foreign Fulbright applicants must apply through the Fulbright Commission or Embassy of their country of passport.

U.S. Student Program

The US Student Fulbright program is a wonderful way to further enhance your education and personal development. CSU is proud to support undergraduate and graduate student applicants from U.S. citizens in any discipline.

Types of Grants

Eligibility Requirements

Country Descriptions

Completion Statistics by Country

Previous CSU Fulbright Grantees

Advisors are able to help clarify initial ideas and provide ongoing feedback on your proposal and writing throughout the application process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated at CSU before it is forwarded to the national Fulbright office. We recommend that you begin preparing AT LEAST 3 months prior to the CSU application deadline. See CSU’s Office for Scholarship and Fellowship Advising for more information on Fulbright and other scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students.

Note: CSU alumni please contact an advisor to determine if you should apply through CSU or as a student at large.

For more information, contact:
Mary Swanson
(970) 491-2185
Johnson Hall 223F
Associate Director, Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry (OURA)
The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT)