The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program, designed to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and of other countries. The program is sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by CIES (Council for International Exchange of Scholars) and has opportunities for U.S. Scholars, Visiting Scholars, and U.S. Institutions.
Information presented below pertains to postdoctoral scholars or those with equivalent professional training.
Fulbright U.S. Scholars
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 130 countries to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world. Participants must be a U.S. citizen.
Fulbright Non-U.S. Scholars
Notre Dame International strongly encourages Notre Dame departments to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars. Hosting a scholar through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program requires no actual financial outlay from Notre Dame beyond access to facilities and programs. All University constituents, whether they be administrators, faculty or students, can benefit from the presence of Fulbright Visiting Scholars at Notre Dame. These individuals enrich ND’s intellectual and research endeavors, international connections, and global perspectives.
There are several opportunities for international scholars to visit Notre Dame through the prestigious Fulbright program.
Hosting a Fulbright Scholar at Notre Dame
A Fulbright award is very prestigious. Scholars coming to Notre Dame are likely to be excited, and maybe a little apprehensive about joining a vibrant new international academic community. It is important that Notre Dame does everything it can to make scholars feel welcome, both when they arrive and throughout their time at Notre Dame. Providing them with a work or office space if possible is desirable. Inviting them to departmental events, scholarly talks and campus activities and generally introducing them to colleagues and to the culture of the campus is all part of providing a welcoming community.
Helping with the smooth execution of administrative details before and after the scholar’s acceptance by Fulbright and up to their arrival on campus paves the way to a good welcome.
Fulbright-Garcia Robles COMEXUS Mexico Studies Chair
In conjunction with Kellogg Institute for International Studies and in partnership with Fulbright COMEXUS, this program aims to create and/or strengthen ties between US universities on the one hand, and academics and their higher education institutions in Mexico on the other, as well as to promote greater knowledge of Mexico in the United States and of the bilateral relationship for the benefit of both countries. There was also a parallel program for American professors/researchers simultaneously created in Mexico.
The scholarship offers the opportunity for accomplished social scientists and humanists to teach courses about Mexico at the University of Notre Dame.
For more information and/or questions regarding any of the above listed Fulbright Programs, please contact:
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