Publication Date: November 14, 2016
Publication Location: WASHINGTON
Contact: Kathryn Schoenberger   |   [email protected]

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning have entered into a cooperative agreement to administer the Fulbright Specialist Program, which is a component of the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as short-term experts at academic and other institutions abroad.

“World Learning is pleased to join the prestigious Fulbright family as the administrator of the Fulbright Specialist Program,” said Lisa Posner, World Learning’s vice president of Exchange and Training. “This program will build on our long history of implementing high-quality exchange programs. We look forward to working closely with our colleagues at the Department of State to provide opportunities for U.S. faculty and professionals to help overseas institutions address critical global issues.”

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Specialist Program provides awards to more than 400 U.S. academics and professionals annually to work in partnership with academic, non-profit and cultural institutions in over 100 countries.

Fulbright Specialists spend two to six weeks assisting host institutions with curriculum improvement, faculty development, institutional planning and related issues in a wide range of fields including agriculture, economics, education, and public health, among others. These projects support critical priorities identified by the institutions and supported by U.S. embassies and binational Fulbright Commissions abroad. The Fulbright Specialist Program encourages participation of university faculty as well as highly experienced professionals in other fields, including legal experts, business professionals, artists and journalists.

For information about applying to the Fulbright Specialist program beginning January 3, 2017, please contact: [email protected].