Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching


Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program recognizes and encourages excellence in teaching in the U.S. and abroad. U.S. 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 who may apply to be hosted in one of many countries worldwide. The primary source of funding is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Participating governments and host institutions, as well as corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

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What To Expect

Participants take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.

Long Term Program

Participants in this three to six month program for U.S. teachers may be based at university-level schools of education, research centers, or educational non-profit organizations.

Short Term Program

U.S. K-12 teachers and educators can apply for grants to engage in 2-6 week collaborative projects abroad. Participants support projects and consult with schools, non-profit organizations, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations abroad.

The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.
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    The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Program