Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty & Administrators

Fulbright programs offer an opportunity to teach and/or do research abroad and to bring that experience back to students and colleagues at home. A Fulbright grant offers professional and personal opportunities to encounter different cultures, form lasting bonds with colleagues from other nations, and gain new perspectives on teaching and research. Fulbright encourages applications from community college faculty and administrators, as does Seattle Colleges. Fulbright offers several different kinds of grants.

To date, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

For more details and application suggestions, view the Fulbright Opportunities PowerPoint Presentation prepared by the Fulbright Scholar Program specifically for community colleges.

If you are interested in a stipend to partially fund your Fulbright experience, contact Global@seattlecolleges.edu.

Core Fulbright Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The deadline each year is in early August. A series of webinars on the various program locations and how to prepare the Core Fulbright application is available at www.cies.org/events/webinars.

Please note: Seattle Colleges has established a stipend as a means to overcome financial barriers and sabbatical application "timetable" challenges that faculty confront when considering participating in a Core Fulbright. You may choose to apply for the stipend or apply for a sabbatical instead, depending on your goals for your time abroad.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Under the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) program, interested institutions or consortia submit proposals to invite scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year.

Short-Term Fulbright Programs

Instructors/administrators in the Humanities, World Languages, and Social Sciences with three years of full-time experience at Seattle Colleges can apply for a funded 3-6 week professional development trip abroad.

Community College Administrator Program

Administrators with some oversight for international education programming participate in a group seminar that will focus on the role of community colleges in higher education and the local community. Exchange knowledge and best practices with administrators in post-secondary education to lay the groundwork for institutional partnerships, faculty and student exchanges, and internships.

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

This program offers two-week seminars to France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and the UK, which help international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of other countries.