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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards

Each year, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. academics, administrators and professionals to teach, research and conduct professional projects around the world.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to consider the multiple types of awards offered by Fulbright. For a full list of Fulbright award offerings, please visit the U.S. Scholars Awards Search.

The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition is now open!
Application deadline: Monday, September 16, 2024.


See Frequently Asked Questions for Virginia Tech Faculty (PDF) for more information.

Virginia Tech faculty members interested in applying should email Nicole Sanderlin, Director of Global Engagement in the College of Engineering and Virginia Tech’s Fulbright Liaison.

The Provost’s Office assists department, college or division leadership in facilitating leave for Fulbright fellowships. For questions about leave arrangements for Fulbright Scholar Awards, email: Rachel Gabriele, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.

Related Resources

  • Fulbright Specialist Program: Part of the larger Fulbright Program, this is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in year-round project opportunities of two- to six-weeks in length at host institutions across the globe. Prospective Specialists and host institutions participate in a competitive selection and matching process.
  • ICTAS External Faculty Awards
  • VT Global Education Office

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