UMD: A Globally Connected University

Fulbright Opportunities for Non-U.S. Citizen Educators and Professionals

Visiting Fulbright teachers and family members tour Annapolis early in the semester.

Non-U.S. citizen educators and professionals wishing to apply for a Fulbright grant in order to come to the University of Maryland should contact the Fulbright Commission in their home country, which is oftentimes housed at the U.S. Embassy there. A list of the various Fulbright Commissions is available online.

Explore the possibilities:

  • The worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year.
  • Travel awards are provided through the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund, which enable Fulbright visiting scholars who are currently in the United States to accept guest-lecturing invitations at colleges and universities.
  • The Fulbright-Schuman Program is designed to strengthen expertise in European Union affairs. Through an arrangement with the European Union, grants are available to bring European scholars specializing in EU affairs to U.S. campuses as resident fellows for one term of the academic year.
  • The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations participating in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, a series of three seminar meetings, and a Fulbright exchange experience.
  • The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries. UMD sponsors a Humphrey Fellows program in the field of Journalism.