Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
Department of State

The U.S. Department of State sponsors the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in coordination with the Institute of International Education (IIE), U.S. Embassies and Consulates, Fulbright Commissions and other partners overseas.

About the Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. U.S. and international teachers receive grants to study at a university, observe classes and complete a project pertaining to their field of educational inquiry during their time abroad. The program is open to teachers from the United States and selected countries in multiple world regions.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Master’s degree or enrolled in a Master’s program
  • Full time K-12 teaching position, including primary and secondary level classroom teachers of all subjects, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians
  • Spend at least 50% of time interacting with students
  • Five years of full time teaching experience
  • Proven track record of professional development activities and leadership
  • For further details, please visit the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program website

Participating Countries/Territories

  • Chile
  • Finland
  • India
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom

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