Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program—the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program—exemplifies the important role universities can play in public diplomacy. Established in 1946, the program was the brainchild of Senator J. William Fulbright, who believed that educational exchange opportunities expanded ties between nations and increased mutual understanding. In the 70 years since it began, over 360,000 students and scholars have participated in Fulbright programs. 

Emory is proud of the many student and faculty members who have participated in Fulbright programs over the years and highly encourages others who are interested to apply. The university has an excellent track record; more than 115 students and 40 faculty members have been awarded Fulbright grants. At least one Emory faculty member has received a Fulbright grant every year since 1998. Please take a moment to browse through the directory of Emory Fulbrighters - students, faculty and staff, and visiting scholars. They can serve as excellent sources of information and advice on applying for grants.

Emory has hosted more than 35 visiting Fulbright scholars since 1998. These scholars may represent good contacts for scholars or departments interested in developing projects in those nations. Learn how to host a Fulbright scholar.

Considering applying for a Fulbright Scholar grant? Here are a few resources to help you craft the strongest application possible:

From Fulbright

  • Upcoming webinars and virtual advising sessions (on specific topics such as opportunities in environmental science and  American studies and on specific geographical locations such as opportunities in Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East). 


Contact Kelly Richmond Yates, Assistant Director of the Halle Institute for Global Research, with questions.