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Fulbright Opens 2019-2020 U.S. Scholar Competition

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | By Tiffany Molina

The 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is now open. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers more than 400 awards in support of research,  and/or teaching awards in more than 125 countries. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds are eligible – from university faculty to lawyers, artists, journalists and more.

The program awards support activities abroad for a variety of durations, from two to 12 months. The application deadline for most 2019-2020 Fulbright awards is August 1, 2018. Potential applicants are encouraged to browse the online Catalog of Awards, searchable by region, country, discipline and other criteria, to find a variety of opportunities. More details on the program and application guidelines can be found here.


The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) has had a long relationship with Fulbright, working together to promote linkages between scholars and professionals in Kentucky and overseas. Over the past 10 academic years, more than 50 UK faculty have served as Fulbright Scholars and specialists, teaching and conducting research in more than 30 countries around the world. 2017-2018 UK and UK partner scholars along with their disciplines include: 

  • Ullah Khan Naimat, business 
  • Nikiforos Stamatiadis, engineering
  • Jason Hans, agriculture 
  • Akiko Takenaka, arts & sciences 

A full list of awardees and more on the UK-Fulbright partnership can be found here.