The Fulbright Scholars Program offers US faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture or do research--or both--in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars of differing duration.
The Fulbright Scholars Program application process begins 18 months in advance of the first grants in an award cycle. Application information is generally available in early February of each year for awards beginning in September of the following year. (e.g., the current competition is open for awards between September, 2014 and August 2015). With the exception of the seminar offerings, the deadline for all applications for awards is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, August 1.
For general information, visit http://fulbright.state.gov/.
For specific advice/support, US citizen may contact Joseph B. Scholten, UMD campus rep for Fulbright Programs for faculty/administrators. Workshops for UMd units can be arranged upon request. Prospective applicants may also contact members of the UM Fulbright Alumni network for advice/feedback on their specific proposal
Those preparing to apply may also participate in Wednesday Webinars. Each Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT, a program staff member will address an issue pertaining to either their world region or the application process. For further information, including archives of past sessions or future topics, visit: http://www.cies.org/Webinar/. (To register for an upcoming webinar, click on the topic line)
Not available for 2014-2015 opportunities? You can still explore Fulbright opportunities for 2014 and beyond. Throughout the year the Explore Fulbright Group features information on how you can benefit from the Fulbright Experience. Visit this group on the Fulbright Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/fulbrightscholar for daily updates. Become a contact to Fulbright administrator CIES at http://www.linkedin.com/in/fulbrightscholarprogram . And watch the Exploring Fulbright Channel at www.youtube.com/FulbrightScholar1.
Also, visit www.CIES.org for information throughout the year.
All UMD undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to one of the Fulbright award programs must first contact Prof. James B. Gilbert , UMD Campus Representative for Fulbright Programs for Students, who handles advising in conjunction with the UMD National Scholarships Office.
US citizens interested in Fulbright programs for graduating seniors, recent undergraduates, and graduate students may find general information here.
Fulbright-Hayes programs for doctoral dissertation research abroad (DDRA) by U.S. citizens have been defunded and suspended as a result of Congressional cuts to the budget of the US Department of Education. Old, general information can be found here.
Non-US citizens wishing to apply for a Fulbright grant in order to come to the University of Maryland should contact the Fulbright Commission in their home country (oftentimes housed at the US Embassy there) for program options and application information.