U.S. campuses or American academics wishing to host a visiting scholar can initiate the process by:

U.S. institutions may also host visiting Fulbright scholars through the Scholar in Residence Program or the European Union Scholar-in-Residence Program, and for a short visit through the Occasional Lecturer Program.

The Scholar in Residence Program
Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence can have a significant impact on U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs, and contribute to curriculum development. Although preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, other fields focusing on international issues will be considered.

Under the SIR Program, interested institutions submit proposals to invite scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year. Proposals are welcome from individual institutions, as well as from consortia of two or more institutions. Institutions may select a specific candidate or have CIES recruit a scholar from a particular world area.

Please note that this program is targeted towards small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which do not often have the opportunity to host visiting scholars.


The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq
Deadline: TBD for 2012

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq brings cohorts of Iraqi scholars in select fields to U.S. institutions for faculty development, research, and other guided study activities. The 10-week summer program will sponsor 35 junior Iraqi scholars to be placed in five discipline-based cohorts of seven scholars each at selected U.S. institutions for faculty development, mentoring, and cultural exchange activities. Scholars are also expected to pursue their own self-directed projects (e.g. research course material for classes, explore American history, learn how to use new lab instruments, etc.).

The program is designed to equip grantees with the knowledge and tools needed to build the capacity of universities in Iraq and to advance the education of future generations of Iraqis. In addition, it lays the foundation for Iraqi scholars and their U.S. hosts to develop long-term institutional relationships and to identify areas of cooperation that can be sustained beyond the grant period.

Approved host institutions may include research universities, liberal arts colleges and comprehensive universities and will demonstrate particular strengths in one of the five areas of focus: science & technology, environmental science, engineering, TEFL/linguistics, and agricultural science. Each Institution will be permitted to host only one cohort.


The Occasional Lecturer Fund

The Occasional Lecturer Program arranges for Fulbright Visiting Scholars already in the U.S. for a period of more than three months to travel to campuses and local communities for short-term guest lectures.

The program enables Visiting Scholars to:

Institutions wishing to host a Fulbright Scholar can begin by contacting a visiting scholar in their area of interest listed in the Directory of Fulbright Visiting Scholars.  The Institution should develop a comprehensive plan of activities and arrangements to share with the scholar well in advance of the proposed visit. Host institutions are asked to provide Occasional Lecturers with local transportation, accommodations and meals.

It is important to inform the scholar, prior to arrival, about the support the host institution or organization will provide. Institutions should also provide the scholar with a formal letter of invitation as early as possible. The scholar will need this letter to formally request travel funds from CIES. (Occasional Lecturer Awards are provided directly to the participating scholar. To apply for an award, the Visiting Scholar must submit to CIES a formal letter of invitation from the host institution or organization, along with dates of travel, at least one month before the visit is to take place.)

The length of the lecturer's stay at the institution will depend upon the particular interests of the academic community or organization and the facilities available. The period, however, should allow an opportunity for the scholar to become acquainted with the host institution or organization. A program of two to three days is suggested; a longer period may be advisable if visits to several institutions are planned.

For additional information about the Fulbright Program, please feel free to email Mindy Williams, Marquette University's Fulbright Campus Representative, in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs or visit the CIES Web site.





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