Fulbright Outreach Partners

Fulbright Outreach Partners are a diverse network of leadership organizations, discipline focused and regional associations, minority-serving associations, and professional institutes. They represent a wide range of organizations experienced in working with populations that have been historically underrepresented in educational and cultural exchange programs. These value-aligned partners have made a commitment to assist in the promotion of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program by identifying and advising of highly motivated, open-minded people, with a strong interest in promoting the Fulbright Program’s mission: fostering mutual understanding between the United States and over 130 countries, sharing knowledge across communities, and improving lives around the world.

How does an organization become a Fulbright Outreach Partner?

The Fulbright Program will work in tandem with Fulbright Outreach Partners by completing 4 of the 6 objectives annually:

  1. Providing training to a point of contact at each organization. Provide them with information and resources to share with their members and alumni community, to expand the visibility of the program.
  2. Set up exclusive webinars for partner members and alumni, co-hosted by association staff and led IIE program staff and Fulbright Program alumni. 
  3. Track data that is useful for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the partnership over time.
  4. Extend invitations to attend key trainings and conferences. Participate in events hosted by partner organizations: conferences, trainings, and workshops.
  5. Work with partner organizations to identify and highlight success stories through social media, blog articles, and other online and print platforms.
  6. Spotlight Fulbright finalists that are members of Fulbright Outreach Partners

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program is always looking for enthusiastic partners who would like to share our Award opportunities with their members. If your organization would be interested in partnering with the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program or you know of an organization that should collaborate with Fulbright, please reach out to Scholars@iie.org.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is pleased to partner with:

African Studies Association (ASA)

Established in 1957, the African Studies Association is the flagship membership organization devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa. With almost 2,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, the African Studies Association encourages the production and dissemination of knowledge about Africa, past and present. Based in the United States, the ASA supports understanding of an entire continent in each facet of its political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, scientific, and environmental landscape. ASA members include scholars, students, teachers, activists, development professionals, policymakers and donors. 

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American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE)

The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) is an outgrowth of the Black Caucus, which was a component of the former American Association of Higher Education (AAHE). As such, AABHE has a rich history of representing Black Americans in higher education on national and international levels. The Black Caucus created the Summit for Blacks in Higher Education. Over the years, AABHE has been involved in numerous initiatives such as addressing the pipeline of Black faculty and staff in higher education, bringing issues pertinent to Black faculty and staff to the attention of the larger academic community and recognizing Black American achievements and accomplishments to higher education. AABHE will continue to be the voice for Black Americans in higher education. While AABHE evolved from the AAHE Black Caucus, the direction has not changed course. AABHE is an individual and institutional member-based organization with sponsorships from colleges and universities throughout the country. The organization is also sponsored by corporations that support the mission and vision of AABHE.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 155,000 members in 150 countries. ACS’s mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. ACS’s vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. 

American Historical Association (AHA)

Founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the American Historical Association provides leadership for the discipline and promotes the critical role of historical thinking in public life. The Association defends academic freedom, develops professional standards, supports innovative scholarship and teaching, and helps to sustain and enhance the work of historians. As the largest membership association of professional historians in the world (over 11,500 members), the AHA serves historians in a wide variety of professions and represents every historical era and geographical area.

Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Established in 1948, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) - a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society - is the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts. As the premier membership organization in the world with over 3,200 members, ASEEES supports teaching, research, and publication relating to the study of the region and has cultivated the field’s intellectual landscape for seventy years through its chief publication, Slavic Review, its Annual Convention, its book prizes, and its organizational newsletter.  

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Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)

Created in 1989, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is dedicated to the improvement of graduate education in international affairs. We seek thereby to advance international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security through the people and ideas shaped by our schools. APSIA brings together the leading graduate schools around the world which specialize in international affairs. We strengthen our members and affiliates by gathering information and sharing ideas. We connect prospective students and employers to our member schools, so that they can capitalize on the skills an APSIA education provides. We collaborate with other higher education institutions and the professional international affairs community in order to address common problems. APSIA helps students, schools, organizations, and partners transform themselves into more effective agents of positive change.

Central Eurasian Studies Association (CESS)

The mission of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is to: facilitate communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasia region, and in doing so to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction about the Central Eurasia region; to promote cooperation among persons and organizations concerned with the scholarly study of Central Eurasia; and to promote general knowledge of and public interest in Central Eurasia. CESS is a volunteer-driven organization with staffing support provided by a Society Administrator and the organization NomadIT.  

Community Colleges for International Development (CCID)

Founded in 1976, CCID has been helping members further their internationalization initiatives and develop globally competent workers for the past 40 years. Today, more than ever, employers are looking for graduates with multi-cultural experiences and CCID is committed to helping their members meet that need.​​​​ CCID engages and empowers an international association of community, technical, and vocational institutions to create globally engaged learning environments. CCID vision is that all community, technical and vocational institutions integrate international perspectives and experiences into their curricula and campus culture in order to develop globally competent students, faculty, and staff. 

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 

Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Faculty Development Network (HBCUFDN)

The HBCU Faculty Development Network was founded in 1994 on the Tougaloo College campus under the leadership of Dr. Stephen L. Rozman. The roots of the HBCU Faculty Development Network began to form in 1991, when Tougaloo College received a faculty development grant from the Bush Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota. Although the Bush Foundation's outreach has been mainly to academic institutions in Minnesota and adjacent states, it decided to reach out to Historically Black Colleges and Universities affiliated with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), a group of some thirty-nine private institutions.

International Studies Association (ISA)

Representing 100 countries, ISA has over 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas. 

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate. 

Mobility International USA (MIUSA)

Founded in 1981, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. By implementing innovative programs, MIUSA is building bridges to create a new era where people with disabilities will take their rightful place in the world community. MIUSA is a cross-disability organization serving people with a broad range of disabilities.