Fulbright Program Opportunities


Fulbright Opportunities

UC Davis Fulbright Visiting Scholars at San Francisco Bay Area Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program: "The Oceans: Managing Critical Issues" in Monterey Bay, California in 2015.

Programs for U.S. Scholars

Members of the UC Davis community have been active participants in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in countries around the world. Visit the Fulbright Programs page on the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) website for a full list of programs.

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

Visit the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program page for details. 

Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program comprises approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Visit the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards page for details. 

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Grantees have the opportunity to learn about the host country’s education system as well as establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues. Grantees return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study-abroad students.

Visit the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program page for further information. 

Programs for Visiting (Non-U.S.) Scholars

Visit the Programs page on the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) website for a full list of programs.

Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Each year more than 800 faculty and professionals from over 150 countries receive Fulbright grants through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to conduct research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the U.S.

Under the Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, scholars apply for Fulbright awards in their home country. For further information on countries that participate in the program and corresponding deadlines, contact the appropriate Fulbright Commission or the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy. Questions can also be directed to visiting scholar program staff at CIES.

Outreach Lecturing Fund

The Outreach Lecturing Fund allows U.S. institutions to invite Fulbright Visiting Scholars to:

  • give department or campus-wide lectures to students or faculty (or both);
  • hold lectures in classrooms where the scholar can make a contribution to the discipline;
  • meet with faculty to allow for an exchange of ideas;
  • have informal gatherings with students and faculty; or
  • meet with community organizations or religious groups that have a special interest in international relations.

Visit the Outreach Lecturing Fund page for further information about the program.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Programs

The Enrichment Program, implemented by CIES on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), offers a variety of enrichment activities in different locations throughout the academic year. These activities are designed to enable scholars to better experience America and to further the Fulbright Program’s goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries.

UC Davis Fulbright Visiting Scholars can take advantage of the Northern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program. The current coordinator is Liliane Koziol, lkoziol@berkeley.edu

Visit the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program page to view additional enrichment program locations and details.

Programs for U.S. Students

UC Davis students have greatly benefited from their study or research experience abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Visit the Fulbright Student Programs website for a full list of programs.

Programs for Visiting (Non-U.S.) Students

More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the Fulbright Commission/Foundation or U.S. Embassy in their home countries. The Institute of International Education (IIE) arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises participants during their stay in the United States.

Visit Fulbright Foreign Program website for program eligibility and selection procedures (as they vary widely by country) and for specific information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.