There is a Fulbright program for you!

Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, alum, faculty, or staff, there are opportunities available to you to follow your passions in research, teaching, art, language, and more through Fulbright.

Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays opportunities provide participants – chosen for their academic merit, commitment to learning, and leadership – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

There are numerous programs and many ways to get started. Learn about available programs on this site on your own, or reach out to the campus Fulbright coordinator to find our what best matches your goals.

Get started

Multiple ways are available to connect with the UW-Madison Fulbright Coordinator, Mark Lilleleht:

Email: uwfulbright@wisc.edu

Call: 608.265.6070

Office address: 256 Bascom Hall – drop-ins welcome anytime!

Weekly open advising: Wednesdays, 11 am-1 pm CT – come by 256 Bascom Hall or connect via Zoom

Make an appointment: UW-Madison graduate & undergraduate students can schedule through Starfish; UW-Madison alumni, faculty & staff, and those from off-campus can book through Calendly

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Explore Fulbright programs

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Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Applicants: Undergraduates, graduate students, alumni

Open to: U.S. citizens

Fields: Research, teaching, graduate study, creative arts

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research or be an English teaching assistant abroad for one academic year.

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program

Applicants: Graduate students

Open to: Non-U.S. citizens

Fields: Research, teaching, graduate study, creative arts

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Applicants: Graduate students

Open to: U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Field: Research

This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

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Fulbright (U.S.) Scholar Program

Applicants: Alumni, faculty, staff

Open to: U.S. citizens

Fields: Research, teaching, creative arts, professional projects

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

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Fulbright (Visiting) Scholar Program

Applicants: Alumni

Open to: Non-U.S. citizens

Fields: Research, teaching, creative arts

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 850 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year.

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Fulbright Specialist Program

Applicants: Alumni, faculty, staff

Open to: U.S. citizens

Fields: Creative arts, professional projects

The Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

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Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad

Applicants: Faculty, staff

Open to: U.S. citizens, permanent residents

Fields: Research

This program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of modern foreign language and area studies in the U.S. by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad.

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Fulbright news

  • Fulbright Week 2024 to be held March 4-8, 2024

    UW-Madison’s first-ever Fulbright Week will be held March 4-8, 2024 with assorted events and information sessions scheduled for campus and online throughout the week. There will be opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to …

  • brittany travers

    UW–Madison’s Travers is selected as Fulbright US Scholar

    UW–Madison’s Brittany Travers, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2022-23. Travers will travel to the University of Málaga in Spain during the …

  • Professor Kata Beilin

    Professor Kata Beilin Awarded Fulbright Scholar Award

    Congratulations are in order for Professor Kata Beilin, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research in Mexico during the 2022-23 Academic Year. Professor Beilin will use this prestigious award to complete …

  • US Student and Scholar Programs Top Producer 2022-2023 Fulbright Program

    UW–Madison is a top producer of Fulbright scholars

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Scholars by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. With eight scholars selected for the 2022-2023 program, UW–Madison ties …

  • Brittany St. John

    Brittany St. John is awarded Fulbright postdoctoral scholarship

    UW–Madison graduate student Brittany St. John has been awarded a Fulbright Future Postdoctoral Scholarship by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Brittany St. John St. John is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, …

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