Fulbright Visiting Scholars

"The Program aims to bring a litte more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs." - Senator J. William Fulbright

Since 2010, Duke University has hosted more than 60 Fulbright Visiting Scholars from 37 countries around the world. Together these scholars have supported internationalization on Duke’s campus in a diverse range of academic departments and programs.

Duke’s active involvement in the federal Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program supports the third theme of the Together Duke  academic strategic plan: Global Engagement, Locally Grounded, in particular with the fulfillment of engagement as a two-way street, in which the interaction of world scholars with the Duke community creates a mutually beneficial learning environment.

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During the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Duke is hosting a total of five Fulbright Visiting Scholars. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience and will carry out research projects of anywhere from three months' to two years’ duration.

Interested in Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grants? For more information on hosting scholars or applying to conduct research at Duke University, visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website to learn more about eligibility and application requirements. To determine if your home country participates in the program, as well as for information on application deadlines, please contact your country's Fulbright Commission or the public affairs section of the US embassy.

Duke faculty who are interested in bringing an international colleague to Duke through this program should contact Nancy Hare Robbins for more information.

"Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing – as no other form of communication can – to the humanizing of international relations."
- Senator J. William Fulbright, 1983