For WMU Faculty and Emeriti

WMU recognized among top ten Fulbright scholar universities in the nation.

Don't miss the Spring Convocation 2022 Fulbright Scholar Workshop on April 15. Learn more and join!

Fulbright United States Scholar Program

Each year, approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals lecture and research through the Fulbright United States Scholar Program. 

Fulbright awards are available for scholars at all stages of their career, including emeriti faculty who are seeking ways to continue their teaching and scholarship in an international context.

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 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 two to six 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 & EMERITI

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Video of #WorldAtWestern - Fulbright at Western Michigan University: Dr. Scott Cowan

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

For more information faculty and emeriti may contact Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, Fulbright Scholar Liaison by email at:

Important dates:

  • February 1—Fulbright competition opens.
  • September 15—Fulbright national deadline.

Fulbright Specialist Program

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

For more information faculty and emeriti may contact Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, Fulbright Scholar Liaison by email at: 

Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund

The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars, already in the United States, for short-term speaking engagements.

For more information, faculty should apply directly through Fulbright.