**IMPORTANT: As of January 1, 2023, PDF versions of the Visiting Scholar Guide are now retired. The information in the below guide replaces text from any older PDF guides.**
Congratulations on your selection as a Fulbright Scholar!
Welcome to a community of academics and professionals from around the world who have come to the United States as Fulbright Scholars. The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) welcome you. Together, the U.S. Department of State, as the program sponsor and IIE, as a private cooperating organization, administer the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for visiting faculty and professionals.
The Guide for Fulbright Visiting Scholars is designed to acquaint you with your responsibilities, help you prepare for the program and serve as a reference during your grant. As a Fulbright Scholar, the expectation is that you carefully read and understand the guidelines provided. If the Guide does not provide answers to all your questions or any information that is presented is not clear, please contact the Fulbright organization in your home country or your IIE/CIES advisor prior to your departure. The Guide is a valuable resource during your stay in the United States and you are encouraged to reference it often.
During your stay in the United States, IIE advisors will be available to assist you whenever possible. For information and advice about academic and campus matters, consult your faculty associate or the office of international programs at your host institution. You can find a list of IIE advisors on our website here.
We wish you every success in your professional and personal endeavors and trust that your experience as a Fulbright Scholar will be a rewarding one.