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CIES Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the “Core Fulbright Scholar Program,” which annually makes available fellowships in roughly 140 countries to over 800 US scholars and professionals from a wide variety of academic and professional fields. These prestigious grants are a major source of funding for lecturing or conducting research abroad.


Although the U-M International Institute does not administer any aspect of this competition or these awards, we have been trained by CIES and are able to provide information, instructions, editorial assistance, review criteria tailored to each application, and professional advice on how best to structure an application for this particular competition: e-mail

Application Deadline:

August 1, 2017

Application Submission:

Interested applicants must apply online directly to CIES at, where complete application materials and information are also available.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. citizen
  • relevant postdoctoral academic lecturing experience or doctorate
  • for some countries, must possess sufficient language competence