Fulbright (U.S.) Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 400 awards yearly in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

UW-Madison Virtual Campus Visit discussing Fulbright US Scholar Program opportunities for 2025-2026


Alumni, faculty, staff


Research, teaching, creative arts, professional projects

Open to

U.S. citizens

Program duration

3-12 months

Award amount

Varies by duration and award

Application deadline

September 16, 2024 (for 2025-2026 awards)

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The 2025-2026 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition will be opening soon. News on events, information sessions for interested UW-Madison faculty and staff, as well as resources for UW-Madison applicants will be available here shortly.

In the meantime, the awards catalog for 2025-2026 has been updated and is available for review now at https://fulbrightscholars.org/awards/search.