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.

Did you miss the March 4, 2024 campus visit from Keegan Scott? You can watch a recording of the full program online. Keegan provides an introduction to the Fulbright US Scholars Program, the breadth of awards on offer, as well as providing insight into navigating the award catalog and identifying the right award for you.

We were also joined by 2 recent UW-Madison FSP recipients: Kata Beilin (Mexico 2022) and Michel Wattiaux (Canada 2022 & Mexico 2007). They discussed their experiences with the award, from application through awarding and what it’s allowed them to build post-award.


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 is now open. News on additional events, information sessions for interested UW-Madison faculty and staff, as well as resources for UW-Madison applicants will continue to be published here throughout the competition.

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

Don’t know where to start? Watch Fulbright’s own “competition launch” event from February 15 – the page includes includes links to the chat thread from the live session and the original powerpoint that was presented during the session.

Want more? Book an appointment with Mark Lilleleht, UW-Madison’s Scholar Liaison, to discuss the program, your particulars interests and goals, and how you can pursue them with a Fulbright Scholar Program award!