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Division of Human Resources

Funding International Scholarly Activities

We realize that faculty can't easily achieve international research goals without proper funding and support. Our team coordinates certain aspects of the Fulbright Program and may be able to help identify other funding sources for your research.

The International Support for Faculty and Staff Office maintains regular contact with the Council on International Educational Exchange. Other grant opportunities may be available through organizations such as International Research and Exchanges Board and Rotary International.

Fulbright Program Support Services

The Fulbright Program is the United States government's flagship international exchange program. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, our staff is happy to assist our faculty and staff to identify CIES resources that will help you succeed in earning grants and awards from this prestigious program.

Our office coordinates information to assist the University of South Carolina departments in hosting individuals from abroad on the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program and in providing information on the Fulbright Program for American Scholars. We also act as a liaison from the university to:

  • The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
  • The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
  • Fulbright Alumni Association

In addition, our staff works closely with the UofSC Student Fulbright Coordinator and the South Carolina Fulbright Association.

2018-2019 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition is Now Open

Deadline: August 1, 2017

The Fulbright Scholar Program is offering teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2018-2019 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers more opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards.

Award Categories

Not sure which program is right for you? Below is a list of several award categories to consider.

  • Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program – Over 800 grants are awarded annually through the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. These opportunities, found in the Catalog of Awards, are open to faculty and lecturers, full- and part-time, early career and senior scholars. Short term and long term opportunities exist in all disciplines.
  • Distinguished Chairs – A group of awards within the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Distinguished Chair awards are among the most prestigious appointments. From Australia to Austria, these high profile awards afford senior scholars opportunities to share their expertise at renowned institutions abroad.
  • Postdoctoral Opportunities – This group of awards targets U.S. Scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees. Doctoral programs, dissertation advisors, and doctoral students should all be aware of the growing number postdoctoral Fulbright Scholar awards.

To learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program, visit the online Catalog of Awards, review application and eligibility requirements, or participate in a webinar. Register to receive exclusive updates, application tips and information related to specific countries at My Fulbright.