Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty

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. CIES (Council for International Exchange of Scholars) administers the Fulbright Program on behalf of the United States Department of State.

Western encourages faculty to apply for a teaching and/or research Fulbright award. Faculty who combine professional leave and a Fulbright receive their full salary (subject to state laws) in addition to their Fulbright stipend. Faculty who accept a Fulbright award that does not coincide with professional leave receive a “stipend supplement,” whereby their regular salary is reduced, but only by the amount of the Fulbright stipend. For more information about Fulbright leave, please see the Leave page on the Provost's website or contact Austin Cooper.

Deadlines for U.S. scholars:

  • U.S. Scholar Program (2024-2025 awards): September 15, 2023
  • Global Scholar Award (2024-2025 awards): September 15, 2023

Visiting scholars to Western:

  • Visiting Scholar Program (deadlines vary)
  • Scholar-in-Residence Program (deadlines vary)

On-campus Events

Information Session for Faculty Applicants:

WWU faculty who can provide advice & support through the application process:

Kristi Lemm -- Psychology (Hungary, 2023-2024)

Mark Bussell -- Chemistry (Hungary, 2023-2024)

Brian J Bowe -- Journalism (West Bank, 2023-2024; Jordan, 2018-2019)

Mart Stewart -- History (Vietnam, 2020-2021; India, 2017-2018)

Bidisha Biswas -- Political Science (Portugal, 2019-2020)

Arunas Oslapas -- Engineering and Design (Lithuania, 2019-2020)

Sondra Cuban -- Health and Community Studies (Chile, 2017-2018)