UB Faculty & Staff

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers a variety of Fulbright programs for US faculty and professionals. These include:

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright Senior Specialists Program

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments. Specialists roster candidates are limited to one Specialists grant per calendar year. Applications for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program are accepted on a rolling basis, and peer review of applications is conducted eight times per year.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

Candidates for the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)

The seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events and briefings on education.

Fulbright New Century Scholars Program (NCS)

The Fulbright New Century Scholars Program (NCS) is designed to build on the strengths of the Fulbright Scholar Program by extending its mission and outreach. The program will play a vital role in forging new links among scholars and professionals from around the world who will work together to seek solutions to issues and concerns that affect humankind. Each year approximately 30 outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as New Century Scholars to participate in the program through an open competition. Of the thirty, approximately one-third will be U.S. citizens while the remaining two thirds will be visiting scholars from countries with an operational Fulbright Scholar Program.