The University of Iowa

Fulbright Scholar Program

UI colleges will maintain the faculty member’s compensation level during the Fulbright Core Scholar award period through a combination of UI (reduced) salary and the Fulbright stipend. Regardless of the specific teaching/research obligations of the award, the faculty member will not be penalized for accepting the Fulbright award, and instead will be “made whole” for the period of the award. The instruction normally provided by the Fulbright Scholar will need to be met in her/his absence. Most often this will be accomplished through temporary reallocation of departmental/college resources to meet instructional need. 

About the Program

Deadline: Sept. 16

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends more than 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Awardees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Applications for program participation must be submitted online or postmarked by Sept. 16

For general program information and an online application, you may visit the CIES website.

Read about common misperceptions about the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Because of the variation in duration and financial support, applicants should work closely with their department chair and dean’s office to develop a plan that fits the particular situation.  Eligibility for these awards is limited to tenured and tenure-track faculty.  For additional information regarding these guidelines, contact Associate Provost Kevin Kregel (  For assistance in preparing applications, applicants are encouraged to work with Karen Wachsmuth ( in International Programs, or with their departmental/collegiate grants administrator, and to contact the appropriate Fulbright program officers for more information about specific programs:

Further questions?

Please contact:

Karen Wachsmuth
Associate Director, International Fellowships
International Programs
(319) 335-1436 |