The Fulbright Specialist Program

Research and Transfer Service

Submission deadline: 28 February 2024

The Fulbright Specialist Program, established in 2001, is a short-term exchange program for U.S. academics and professionals to collaborate with host institutions abroad. Participants, selected for their expertise, engage in various activities like delivering seminars, consulting, and developing curricula. The program facilitates the exchange of knowledge, strengthens international relationships, and supports the goals of host institutions in over 150 countries.

Deadline: 28 February, 2024
If the proposal is received by February 28, there will be no cost share for the host institute, and all costs will be covered by the Fulbright program.

Funding and Duration

  • Duration: Projects last between two to six weeks, accommodating the schedules of U.S. professionals and the needs of host institutions.
  • Funding: The U.S. Department of State, ECA, and host institutions provide full funding, including round-trip airfare, transit allowance, visa fees, a daily honorarium, health benefits, lodging, meals, and in-country transportation.


  • For Specialists: U.S. academics and professionals from various disciplines, including university faculty, legal experts, business professionals, artists, scientists, and journalists. Selection is based on expertise and ability to contribute significantly overseas.
  • For Host Institutions: A wide range of institutions like universities, NGOs, cultural centers, and medical facilities can participate.

More information

Fulbright website