IIE Centennial Fellowship


About IIE Centennial Fellowship

The IIE Centennial Fellowship is an annual fellowship program that honors IIE’s Centennial and our association with the Fulbright Program. The IIE Centennial Fellowship seeks to help enhance Fulbright as a life-long experience and recognize Fulbright alumni whose work embodies the underlining Fulbright values of mutual understanding, leadership, global problem solving, and global impact.

For the 2021-2022 call for proposals, four Fulbright alumni will be selected to receive fellowship awards of up to $25,000 to help fund ongoing or planned projects that focus on increasing access, equity, and empowerment for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other marginalized communities at the local, national or global level. Projects that promote continued collaboration and institutional linkages established during applicants’ Fulbright grant periods are always encouraged. The 2021-2022 application is now closed.

In this cycle, IIE has an additional award opportunity available - the New Leaders Award. The eligibility criteria and theme for this award and project are the same as the IIE Centennial Fellowships, however the applicant must have completed their Fulbright program within the last five years and the award amount is $15,000. Applicants can apply for either award or both (if they meet eligibility criteria) within this single application.
The Fulbright Program, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021, is sponsored by the United States Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its  implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).