Find your opportunity at Fulbright Day

Iowa State will host its first Fulbright Day on Sept. 27 (10 a.m.-4 p.m., central campus tent). Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by to learn more about which Fulbright program might be the right one for them. Throughout the day, there will be opportunities to meet visiting Fulbright scholars working on our campus and Iowa Staters who are past Fulbright travelers.

Fulbright dividends

One 2019 Fulbright experience developed into additional opportunities for faculty, students.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program offers more than 400 opportunities in about 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects. Fulbright Scholar Awards comprise the bulk of awards offered and include opportunities for professionals, artists and scholars at all career levels. Locations and eligibility vary across the awards. Some awards may be restricted to certain career levels or types of scholars.

The provost's office provides this guidance for faculty and staff as they begin to investigate a Fulbright opportunity. Kirsten Abel, faculty recognition director, and John Milstead, coordinator of nationally competitive awards, answered a few other questions:


Who should stop by the tent?

We want to encourage both faculty and students to learn more about the opportunities available. Faculty and staff can help generate interest among qualified students.


Are there Fulbright programs for P&S staff, too?

Yes. There are so many different programs, and some are appropriate for P&S employees in relevant roles.


What's the next application deadline?

The deadlines for the 2024-25 academic year for scholar and student awards were earlier this month. The next application cycle opens in April, and we recommend planning early for it!


Do I need to coordinate my Fulbright application with the provost's office?

Individuals send in their own applications, but we do offer support to help complete them. Interested employees should contact Sandra Norvell or Kirsten Abel, and interested students should reach out to John Milstead. We also recommend talking with your supervisor early in the process to help plan for time away from campus.