Fulbright Program

By Jaclyn Assarian
Submitted to Session S6687 (International Funding Opportunities for Adjuncts: Opportunities for MESA Members, 2021 Annual Meeting
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For 75 years, the Fulbright Program has served as the flagship educational and cultural exchange program of the U.S. government. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program funds research, teaching, and professional projects abroad by faculty and professionals. Through this program, over 400 awards offered annually in more than 130 countries are open to U.S. citizens. Successful Fulbright scholars represent a wide range of institutions, from community colleges to top research universities, and many awards welcome applications from adjunct faculty. Program staff will illustrate how adjuncts and other non-tenured faculty focused on Middle East studies can successfully pursue international funding opportunities via the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.