The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. higher education institutions to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the SIR Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community. SIRs work across departments and curricula in a variety of ways to significantly enhance or expand an existing international program, develop new world area studies programs, add an international dimension to existing coursework or provide an opportunity for U.S. students to learn about a particular world region or country.
The institution benefits from the expertise provided, and the Scholar attains experience in U.S. higher education. The community, through the institution, provides the Visiting Scholar with opportunities to participate in speaking engagements, community meetings, and other grassroots activities. Through these initiatives, the institution can diversify the experiences of – and build goodwill among – the community. The SIR Program promotes cultural and intellectual diversity among the institution and the wider community.
A semester to full academic year.
October 15, 2021
· This program is open to all accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. Non-U.S. institutions are ineligible. The institution must be in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requiring nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs.
· Foreign scholars are eligible to serve as Scholars-in-Residence. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are ineligible.
· Scholar teaching responsibilities are limited to a maximum of two courses per semester.
· Proposals shall not authorize engagement in pastoral, missionary, or other professional religious activities.
· Proposals shall not authorize engagement in activities for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.