For WMU Faculty

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

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: michelle.metro-roland@wmich.edu

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: michelle.metro-roland@wmich.edu 

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.