The University of Iowa

Fulbright Specialist Program

Deadline: Rolling

About the Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (2 to 6 weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. These shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments. Applications for the Fulbright Specialist Program are accepted on a rolling basis, and peer reviews of applications are conducted eight times per year. Applicants apply throughout the calendar year to obtain candidacy on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) builds lists of qualified Specialist candidates for each eligible discipline and matches Senior Specialist candidates with project requests. Applicants who are recommended by specialist peer review committees and approved by the J.William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board become candidates for Fulbright Senior Specialist projects.

To find out more information on eligible disciplines for the Fulbright Specialist Program and to obtain an application, you may visit

Further questions?

Please contact:

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