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Fulbright Programs

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by late Senator J. William Fulbright, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The program is under the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Fulbright celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2021.


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Fulbright Programs are competitive and require significant advanced planning to prepare an application. Explore the relevant program(s) below.

See a list of past UIC Fulbright Scholar grantees

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Shawn Conner-Rondot, Director of International Affairs and Outreach

601 S. Morgan St., 516 UH, MC 227, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Programs for Foreign Students and Non-U.S. Scholars Heading link

Fulbright Foreign Students Program

Around 4,000 graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad receive Fulbright scholarships to study and conduct research in the United States. The program is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are processed by these offices. Learn more about the Fulbright Foreign Students Program

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is designed to enhance internationalization efforts on U.S. university campuses. You would host an international scholar for a semester or academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad or exchange partnerships, and engage with the campus and the local community. S-I-Rs work across departments and curricula in a variety of ways to widely enhance or expand an existing international program, develop new world area studies programs, add an international dimension to existing coursework or provide an opportunity for U.S. students to learn about a particular world region or country. Learn more about the S-I-R Program

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

UIC academic units may be contacted by scholars from foreign institutions of higher education who are interested in visiting UIC under the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. Each year, Fulbright awards grants for advanced research and teaching in the United States to approximately 850 scholars from around the world. Scholars who meet the eligibility requirements apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries. Learn more about the Visiting Scholar Program

Information about the above programs was adapted from the Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Foreign Student Program websites. All questions about these programs should be directed to the Fulbright Scholar team or the Fulbright Student Program team at the Institute for International Education (IIE).


Past Fulbright Visiting Scholars hosted by UIC