Fulbright for WMU Faculty

Fulbright United States Scholar Program

Each year, approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals lecture and research through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Several programs make up the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program:

  • The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends about 800 American scholars and professionals each year to 130 or more countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
  • The Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.
  • Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Fulbright for WMU faculty

Although faculty are not required to apply through an on-campus application process as students are required to, it is recommended that WMU faculty Fulbright applicants meet with Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, the WMU campus Fulbright Program advisor. She may be contacted at (269) 387-5890 or by email at: michelle.metro-roland@wmich.edu

Important dates:
Core Scholar Program
Feb. 1: Fulbright competition opens.
Aug. 1: Fulbright national deadline.

Fulbright Specialist Program

Applications for the Fulbright Specialist Program are received on a rolling basis and reviewed four times per year.

Chronological listing of WMU's faculty Fulbrighters