For WMU Faculty

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

Spring 2019 Fulbright Sessions

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., 205 Bernhard Center   

Peter Raucci, from the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), will speak about Fulbright opportunities for faculty to conduct research, to teach, or undertake a combination of both in over 125 countries around the world. 

Tuesday, March 26,* 9:30 a.m., 1040-1050 Fetzer Center

Come learn about opportunities to apply for Fulbright core and specialist awards to conduct research, teach or consult in over 125 countries around the world.

Thursday, March 28,* 3:30 p.m., Humanities Center Knauss Hall

Panel discussion by College of Arts and Science Fulbright faculty.

*Dates have been corrected from postcard. 

Fulbright United States Scholar Program

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

Dr. Scott Cowan, associate professor of Jazz Studies.

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

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

Important dates:

  • February 1—Fulbright competition opens.
  • September 16—Fulbright national deadline (new for 2019).

Fulbright Specialist Program

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

For more information faculty may contact Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, Fulbright Scholar Liason 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.