Fulbright Specialist Program

Fulbright Specialist projects are designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts at Indian academic institutions on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.


Fulbright Specialists may engage in following activities:

  • Conduct needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research at Indian post-secondary, degree granting academic institutions
  • Take part in specialized academic programs and conferences in conjunction with other scheduled activities
  • Consult with administrators and instructors of Indian post-secondary, degree granting institutions on faculty development
  • Present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Participate in or lead seminars or workshops at Indian post-secondary, degree granting academic institutions
  • Develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials at Indian post-secondary, degree granting academic institutions
  • Conduct teacher-training programs at the degree granting level


Note: Personal Research is not funded via the Fulbright Specialist Program.


Duration of Grant:


A Fulbright Specialist project ranges from two to six weeks. The grant period for a project is determined by the host institution and includes travel days to and from the host institution as well as weekends.


Cost Commitment:


Costs for a Fulbright Specialists grant are shared by the host institution and the U.S. Department of State.


Eligibility: U.S. university faculty and professionals


Additional information:


Please visit www.cies.org for eligible disciplines, grant benefit details and application procedures.