Non-U.S. Scholar Programs

Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Each year more than 800 faculty and professionals from over 150 countries receive Fulbright grants through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to conduct research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the U.S.

Under the Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, scholars apply for Fulbright awards in their home country. For further information on countries that participate in the program and corresponding deadlines, contact the appropriate Fulbright Commission or the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy.

Questions can also be directed to visiting scholar program staff at CIES.

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

The Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of five areas:

  • Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;
  • Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change;
  • Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);
  • Climate Change and Biodiversity;
  • Climate Change and Food and Water Security

Visit the Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program page for further information. 

Outreach Lecturing Fund

The Outreach Lecturing Fund Allows US Institutions to Invite Fulbright Visiting Scholars to:

  • Give department or campus-wide lectures to students or faculty (or both);
  • Hold lectures in classrooms where the scholar can make a contribution to the discipline;
  • Meet with faculty to allow for an exchange of ideas;
  • Have informal gatherings with students and faculty;
  • Meet with community organizations or religious groups that have a special interest in international relations.

Visit the Outreach Lecturing Fund page for further information about the program.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Programs

The Enrichment Program, implemented by CIES on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), offers a variety of enrichment activities in different locations throughout the academic year.  These activities are designed to enable scholars to better experience America and to further the Fulbright Program’s goal of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and people of other countries. 

UC Davis Fulbright Visiting Scholars can take advantage of the Northern California Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program. The current coordinator is Marilyn Herand,

Please visit the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program page to view additional enrichment program locations and details.