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Grants to USA IHEs for International Teaching Residencies

Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence (S-I-R) Program


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U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
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Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/15/22
Deadline: 06/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA IHEs to host international scholars through residency programs. Resident scholars will guest lecture, develop curriculum, teach courses, create student exchange partnerships, and engage with the college campus and local community. The purpose of the program is to facilitate collaboration with scholars from other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S. campuses, curricula, and communities.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year. 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.

The institution benefits from the expertise provided, and the Scholar attains experience in the U.S. higher education arena. The community, through the institution, provides the Visiting Scholar with opportunities to participate in speaking engagements, community meetings, and other grassroots activities. Through this, the institution can diversify the experiences of – and build goodwill among – the community. The S-I-R Program promotes cultural and intellectual diversity among the institution and the wider community.

S-I-R applicant institutions may and are encouraged to propose topics in the full range of academic fields to suit their institution’s internationalization needs. 


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
The program is open to all accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. The institution must be in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requiring nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs.

Institutions with limited on-campus international opportunities and/or serving diverse student populations are encouraged to apply.

An institution hosting an S-I-R in a given academic year must wait one academic before hosting a subsequent S-I-R. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Scholar-in-Residence award.

- Non-U.S. institutions are ineligible.
- Proposals shall not authorize engagement in pastoral, missionary, or other professional religious activities.
- Proposals shall not authorize engagement in activities for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
- U.S. institutions may not host Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence participants in consecutive academic years.
- Proposals requesting a scholar to teach English as a second language or foreign language are not eligible.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Upcoming Webinar: Fulbright S-I-R Program Overview and Application Walkthrough, Thursday 15th December 2022 at 3pm (EST).

To Register:

Pre-Application Information
The competition for the 2024-25 Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is now open for applications and will close on June 1, 2023.

Fall 2022-Spring 2023: S-I-R program staff are happy to provide guidance on developing a strong proposal, support identifying a suitable scholar, and answer questions throughout the application season.

Early Fall 2023: IIE notifies applicant institutions of the review outcome.

Spring 2024: IIE issues grant materials to selected scholars and assists host institutions with preparing to host their Scholar-in-Residence during the 2024-2025 academic year.

While an institution may submit more than one application from different departments, only one proposal from the institution will be funded.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grant benefits for the Fulbright S-I-R include: round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, an allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. Host institutions are encouraged, but not required, to provide some in-kind support and/or cost-sharing for the scholar, such as housing, meals, and transportation, to enhance the scholar’s experience.

Term of Contract
Grant duration: A semester to full academic year. Academic Year 2024-2025.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Contact the S-I-R Team:

1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

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