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Since 1947, more than 32,000 U.S. citizens and 34,000 citizens of other nations received grants from the Fulbright Scholar Program. Since 1949, more than 260 UK faculty and 100 UK students have been awarded Fulbright grants in support of study, teaching, and research in more than 75 countries around the world. During that same period, the Fulbright program enabled more than 130 scholars and scientists from more than 45 countries to come to UK as visiting scholars. 

Eligible UK faculty from any academic discipline may apply for this prestigious scholarship to conduct research and/or to lecture in almost any country. Visit the online Catalog of Awards to search for awards that offer the best fit for your experience, teaching or research interest, or preferred country or region. You can register your interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements. Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Awards provide opportunities for administrative staff, and the Fulbright Specialist program supports short-term (2-6 week) travel for applied, project-based consultancies in a wide range of fields. 

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 800 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants. For complete information about the range of awards, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website. 

Fulbright Specialist Program 

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. For more information about the program, including eligibility requirements and application guidance, visit the Fulbright Specialist Program website.  

UK faculty have served as Fulbright Specialists in many parts of the world. 

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Fulbright Hays Program

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. The Program supports research and training efforts overseas, which focus on non-Western foreign languages and area studies. The Fulbright-Hays Program is funded by a Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of Education. 

Programs for Staff and Administrators

The International Education Administrators Program awards help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues over the course of an intensive two week grant duration.  University of Kentucky staff have participated in Fulbright seminars and have brought back their learning to enrich their work on campus.  

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