Discover Fulbright Opportunities
The Fulbright Program provides grants to thousands of students and scholars each year to travel abroad and conduct research, carry out professional projects, study or teach.
Funded by the U.S. government, Fulbright offers international education and cultural exchange programs to foster mutual understanding between U.S. citizens and those of other nations. For 19 years, Northwestern University has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright student awardees. Additionally, in 2022, two faculty members received awards under the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.
Faculty and AdministratorsNorthwestern Buffett serves as the University’s Fulbright Scholar Liaison, facilitating increased participation in the Fulbright Scholar Program via institutional level support and peer-to-peer engagement.
Research and Professional Exchange
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 800 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Pre-Application Travel Grant offered by the Northwestern Buffett Institute provides Northwestern faculty members funding to visit international partners and collaborators abroad in advance of applying for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.
Potential applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program are encouraged to review Fulbright applicant resources. Faculty members may also schedule a meeting with Anahit Gomtsian in Northwestern’s Office of Administration and Planning.
Fulbright Specialist Program
Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps 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.
The Office of the Vice President for International Relations offers One World \ One Northwestern Affinity Groups, which bring together staff members from across the university working in similar areas and facing similar challenges. Affinity groups include a writing circle for grants, conference sessions and articles. Please contact Kim Rapp, Assistant Vice President for International Relations, for more information including assistance with the IEA application.
Hosting International Scholars
Fulbright Visiting Scholars
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers students and recent alumni the opportunity to research, study or teach English abroad and is open to students of all disciplines.Northwestern’s Office of Fellowships assists Northwestern students and alumni through the Fulbright application process.
International Students and Scholars
Northwestern hosts numerous Fulbright student and scholar grantees each year. International students and scholars who are interested in pursuing a Fulbright opportunity at Northwestern should explore opportunities available to individuals from their home countries through the programs below:
Fulbright international students and scholars who are already on campus, or who have been accepted to participate in their program, may contact their Fulbright adviser or Samantha Nissen, Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives, for assistance.