Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. There are Fulbright programs for:

  • US Scholars to teach, conduct research, and exchange ideas abroad
  • Non-US Scholars to lecture and conduct advanced research in the US
  • US and Non US students to study in countries other than their home country

For US scholars there are hundreds of different awards to choose from. We recommend you begin your search on the awards page to see if there is a Fulbright award that interests you. You can search by Country, Region, Discipline, Length of time, etc.

Fulbright also offers webinars to allow prospective applicants to learn more about Fulbright US Scholar opportunities. The webinars provide helpful information and answer questions about awards, application process, programs offered, and more.

If you are a BU student looking for fellowship or scholarship opportunities we recommend you visit The Office of Fellowships & Scholarships. They provide information and support for numerous awards. You can also see recent BU student fellowship recipients here.

The Fulbright Scholar Directory lists BU faculty who have been awarded a Fulbright as well as foreign faculty who have come to BU on a Fulbright.