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Apply to Become a Fulbright Faculty Scholar

January 23, 2019

The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is eager to support U of I faculty members to apply for Fulbright Awards supporting research and teaching opportunities worldwide.

Carly Cummings (ORED) and Scott Slovic (CLASS, CNR, and ORED) have been appointed to serve as Fulbright Faculty Scholar liaisons for the university. They are responsible for raising awareness about the Fulbright Faculty Scholar Program and supporting colleagues who wish to apply for these prestigious awards. Specifically, Carly and Scott are hosting two upcoming events:

  • At noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Room 402, Morrill Hall, a Fulbright Faculty Scholar information session will take place for those interested in learning more about the program and the application process. The session is also available via Zoom.
  • At noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Room 402, Morrill Hall, a Fulbright application mentoring session will take place for those working on Fulbright applications. Former Fulbright Scholars will be available to look over drafts. Previous Fulbright Award recipients interested in being a mentor should contact contact Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic.

About the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has awarded more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while forging lasting connections, and building relationships, knowledge and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

For more information contact Carly Cummings and Scott Slovic.

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky and Western Athletic conferences. Learn more at