Fulbright US Scholars


Fulbright Logo with blue circle and name of agency

The Fulbright US Scholar program offers US academics, administrators, and professionals diverse opportunities to teach, conduct research, do professional projects, and attend seminars abroad. Their mission is to foster mutual understanding between nations, advance knowledge across communities, and improve lives around the world.

This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of the program, which is accompanied by a video presentation directed at potential applicants from Oregon institutions.

To find opportunities appropriate for you, consult the Fulbright Awards Database. To find previous program participants from UO or in your field, consult the Fulbright Scholar Directory.

Proposal Templates & Checklists

The checklist, templates, and instructions are based on the Fulbright guidance for each component of an application.

Checklist: Use the proposal preparation checklist to keep track of timing and what parties at UO are responsible for various pieces of an application.

Templates: Use the templates to begin writing each proposal element. The templates are designed with the blue font as instructions that you will erase for your narrative. Black font headers should remain, as they are defined explicitly by the guidelines. Also refer to the additional instructions regarding submission.

Instructions: These instructions are provided in document form making them easy to share with others as necessary, particularly the instructions for writing letters.

Guidance and Resources

Specialized Proposal Preparation Resources
Internal UO resources available to help improve grant proposals

Informational Videos

  • Ask Us Anything: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-25 Open Forum video (64 min): In this video, IIE staff answer questions from potential applicants ask questions about the 2024-25 program.
  • Application Walk-Through video (62 min): This video provides an in-depth look at the Fulbright US Scholar Program online application form, as well as its various components and required materials. Some advice may be outdated since this video is from 2021. 
  • Project Statement video (10 min): This video provides guidance and fundamental principles for writing a successful project statement for Fulbright or other fellowships.
  • Letter of Invitation video (6 min): Watch this video to better understand the components of a letter of invitation, whether you need one for your application, and how to get it if you do.
  • Webinars for Specific Countries/Regions: Hear directly from Program Staff as they share details about awards by region, discipline, or program, as well as offer general application advice and answer questions live from attendees. 
  • Peer Review Process video (9 min): Watch this video to learn about this program's peer review and selection process.