The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education/research establishments in expanding international academic exchange programs. The program supports international (non-U.S.) candidates through grants for teaching at institutions that require a strong international component benefiting both the U.S. institution and the selected scholar.
- The program is open to all accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. Non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.
- International scholars are eligible to serve as Scholars-in-Residence. U.S. nationals and permanent residents are not eligible.
- Scholar teaching responsibilities are limited to a maximum of two courses per semester.
- U.S. institutions may not host Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence participants in consecutive academic years. Therefore, an institution hosting an S-I-R in a given academic year must wait for one academic before hosting a subsequent S-I-R.
- Applicants who have not previously received a Scholar-in-Residence award will be given preference.
- Any recognized U.S. institution of higher learning, although preference is given to Minority Serving Institutions or small liberal arts colleges and other community colleges.
- Grant benefits for the Fulbright S-I-R scholarship include roundtrip international air travel, Monthly stipend, allowance for up to 2 dependents, initial settling in, and professional assistance.
Duration: A semester to the entire academic year
Deadline: The 2024-25 Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program competition is now open for applications. The deadline will be June 1, 2023.