The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
- Through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program, U.S. colleges and universities collaborate with scholars from other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S. campuses, curriculum, and communities.
- Fulbright S-I-Rs teach primarily on the undergraduate level in their areas of expertise and provide a cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curriculum and program development.
- Their activities typically enhance the institution’s international/global studies programs, interdisciplinary course/program offerings and broaden international cooperation.
- In addition, Fulbright S-I-Rs are expected to engage in on-campus and community activities in various ways throughout the program’s duration. S-I-R grants are for either one semester or an academic year.
Candidates are sought for awards at U.S. institutions of higher learning to:
- Teach courses from a comparative or international perspective,
- Serve as a resource person in interdisciplinary courses or professional programs,
- Participate in special seminars or colloquia that will benefit from the scholar’s perspective, and
- Assist in developing new courses or programs, or in upgrading existing course materials.
In addition, candidates for S-I-R awards must be prepared to fulfill campus and community engagement activities.
- Serving as a resource for faculty and students in various ways
- Participating in campus and community life
- Speaking at civic, professional, and cultural organizations and schools
- Engaging with local media