Academic Exchange Programs - Scholars

As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange programs, including the exchange of scholars, researchers,
professionals, students, and educators.

ECA programs foster engagement and encourage dialogue with citizens around the world.

Educational and cultural engagement is premised on the knowledge that mutual understanding, the development of leaders and future leaders, and the benefits of education programs influence societies and affect official decision-making almost everywhere in the world today.

ECA programs inform, engage, and influence participants across strategic sectors of society ? including young people, women, teachers, scholars, journalists, and other professionals ? increasing the number of individuals who have first-hand international experience with the values of freedom, representative government, rule of law, economic choice, and individual dignity, while building international knowledge and capacity among people globally The Fulbright Scholar Program offers opportunities for American and foreign scholars to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions in the United States and abroad.

The Study of the U.S.

Institutes for Scholars strengthens curricula and improves the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas.

Agency - Department of State

The Department of State strives to create a more secure, democratic and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 5,000   2019-06-172024-09-30
Individual Recipient $ 250   2019-08-232021-05-31
Individual Recipient $ 250   2019-08-232020-02-29
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 19,450   2018-09-102019-10-31
Individual Recipient $ 2,500   2018-08-102019-09-30
Redacted Due To Pii $ 5,000   2018-08-302019-09-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 5,000   2019-06-172019-09-30
Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees $ 10,000   2018-09-252019-09-25
Individual Recipient $ 100   2019-07-022019-08-31
Individual Recipient $ 7,100   2018-11-092019-05-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Approximately 425 Fulbright Specialist Program projects were funded in FY 2016. Approximately 32 Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence taught at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2016-17 academic year. Approximately 186 scholars and teachers from around the world participated in Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars. They were hosted by 10 different U.S. universities across the United States. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The flagship international exchange program sponsored by the United States Government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Funding is provided to non-profit organizations, colleges, and universities to support their work in designing and administering programs as well as coordinating program logistics.

Funding supports publicity and recruitment, screening of applications, communication with participants, payment of individual grantee costs, and the provision of enrichment activities.

Study of the U. S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars and Secondary Educators are five to six week academic programs designed to strengthen curricula and improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions overseas.

Hosted by U. S. universities and colleges, foreign university faculty, secondary educators, and other scholars spend approximately four weeks in an academic residency followed by a complimenting one to two-week study tour to another region of the United States.

During the Institutes, scholars engage in rigorous academic coursework, seminar, and panel discussions; interact and establish networks with American scholars; meet with experts in the respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and pursue related research interests.

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) provides an on-demand, rapid response exchange resource which sends highly qualified U. S. academics and professionals to host institutions abroad for short term visits of 2-6 weeks with a goal of sharing expertise and establishing partnerships which benefit institutions and communities both in the United States and overseas.

Specialists carry out projects at host institutions that align with Department of State goals and the priorities of foreign host institutions.

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The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program enables U. S. colleges and universities to host academicians from abroad to lecture on a wide range of subject fields for a semester or academic year as part of an internationalization effort.

Preference is given to institutions less involved in international exchange and/or institutions serving minority audiences, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, Asian American and Pacific Islander serving Institutions, American Indian and Alaska Native Serving Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges and rural colleges and universities.

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The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows U. S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects.

Fulbright Global Scholars conduct research and teaching activities in two to three countries with flexible scheduling options.

Participants represent a broad range of fields and levels of professional experience.

The Fulbright Arctic Initiative supports and facilitates cross-discipline research and cooperation on shared challenges in the Arctic among scholars from the eight member states of the Arctic Council.

Regional cohort programs -- the Junior Faculty Development Programs and International Education Administrators (IEA) Seminars -- place visiting scholars from selected countries at U. S. colleges and universities and U. S. scholars at host institutions in select countries abroad to enhance discipline knowledge, increase professional networks between U. S. and international counterparts, and help participants master new pedagogical approaches.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S.

Department of State awards grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions.

Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3).

Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application.

Please refer to the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement for further eligibility criteria.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include recipient organizations, educational institutions, other non-government organizations (NGOs) that meet the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3), as well as sponsored participants, and the American people and the people of participating countries who interact with the international participants.

Credentials/Documentation

Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State awards grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions. Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. Please refer to the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement for further eligibility criteria. OMB Guidance 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E Cost Principles under Special Considerations for States, Local Governments, and Indian Tribes applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Guidance 2 CFR Parts 200 and 600 entitled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Announcements are posted on the Grants.gov and Department of State's website: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding or GrantSolutions.gov website for organizations meeting eligibility requirements. Announcements are made as necessary during the fiscal year. The application procedures are described in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcement.

Award Procedures

Final awards cannot be made until funds have been appropriated by Congress, allocated and committed through internal Bureau procedures. Successful applicants will receive a Federal Assistance Award (FAA) from the Bureau?s Grants Office. The FAA and the original proposal with subsequent modifications (if applicable) shall be the only binding authorizing document between the recipient and the U.S. Government. The FAA will be signed by an authorized Grants Officer, and mailed to the recipient?s responsible officer identified in the application.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

The Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended., Public Law 87-256, 22 U.S.C 2451.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is awarded/released through the Department's central financial management database.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial and Program Reporting requirements are described in the Grants.gov announcement.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Financial and Program Reporting requirements are described in the Grants.gov announcement.

As stated in the Grants.gov announcements.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Guidance 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart F Audit Requirement, a nonfederal entity that expends $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity?s fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific-audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this part. The Recipient must comply with the OMB audit requirements. For all DOS awards, regardless of business type, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. Please refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for Domestic Financial Assistance Awards (https://www.statebuy.state.gov/fa/pages/home.aspx) for additional guidance.

Records

The Recipients must maintain financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. Please refer to the Department of State Standard Terms and Conditions for awards (https://www.statebuy.state.gov/fa/pages/home.aspx) for additional guidance.

Financial Information

Account Identification

19-0201-0-1-154.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $36,328,501; FY 17 est $36,328,501; and FY 18 est $36,328,501

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$239,750 to $33,650,767.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements. In addition, organizations should be familiar with OMB Guidance 2 CFR Parts 200 and 600 entitled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. For a copy of the OMB Guidance cited, please contact the U.S. Government Publishing Office or download from www.ecfr.gov website.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Lana Muck Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, 2200 C Street, NW, SA-5, Fourth Floor, Room 4B07, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 Email: fulbright@state.gov Phone: (202) 632-3238

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As stated in the Grants.gov or GrantSolutions.gov announcements.



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