The U.S. Fulbright Program was proposed by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945 and signed into law by President Truman in 1946, following the end of WWII. The idea behind the program was to promote mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and other countries in the hope that another World War would never happen again.
The Fulbright program has six programs designed for U.S. Scholars, four for Non-U.S. Scholars and five programs for U.S. Institutions. Each program has a separate mission and deadline date; the most popular program for the U.S. faculty is the Core Fulbright Scholar Program, which opens each year in early February and closes mid September. The current application cycle closed September 15, 2020.
Texas A&M University offered their annual Fulbright Workshop on February 25, 2020 for the 2021-22 award year. If you would like to watch the workshop (1 hour, 21 min) please use the link below. In addition to the workshop, one-on-one coaching is available any time.
Faculty interested in finding out more information can contact Traci Lacy at 979.845.3087 or by email at tlacy[at]tamu.edu.
2020 Fulbright Workshop
2020 Dean of Faculties Presentation at the Fulbright Workshop focusing on Faculty Development Leave
Download the Fulbright Workshop Presentation
Download printable information about other Fulrbight Opportunities
To find out how Texas A&M University supports faculty involvement in Fulbright, contact the Office of the Dean of Faculties at 979.845.4274 or email dof[at]tamu.edu.
More information about the Fulbright Program can be found at: