The Fulbright Scholar Program is one of the most powerful and transformative professional development experiences available to faculty. The program offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and scholars, both for US citizens and visitors from other countries.

To learn more about this range of programs visit the Fulbright Scholar Program site.

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The Global Education Office serves as VCU's central point of contact and principal liaison for the faculty Fulbright program.

We can connect you with former participants right here on campus, help you develop and polish your Fulbright proposal and provide you with the most up-to-date information on opportunities available.

If you are interested in exploring opportunities offered through Fulbright, contact us at

VCU Fulbright Scholar Program Information Session Presentation   

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 310,000 faculty have participated in the Fulbright Program since its inception in 1946.