For WMU Faculty and Emeriti

WMU recognized among top ten Fulbright producers among research intensive universities in the nation.



Each year, approximately 800 American scholars and professionals lecture and research abroad through the Fulbright US 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.

There is a Fulbright opportunity for everyone! These include:


Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright US Scholar Program offers over 400 awards to US scholars and professionals each year to 135 countries, where they lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Important dates:

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


Fulbright Specialist Program

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.

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


For more information on either the Scholar or Specialist awards faculty may contact Dr. Michelle Metro-Roland, Fulbright Scholar Liaison by email at:



Attend one of the Fall information sessions to learn more about Fulbright opportunities.


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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, see the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund.