Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grants

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. During the 2019-2020 Academic Year, Duke will host a total of five international scholars through this Fulbright Program.

Hosting Fulbright Visiting Scholars at Duke

Faculty interested in hosting a Fulbright visiting scholar must only supply a letter of invitation in support of scholars who have applied for the program through their home country Fulbright Commission with proposed research projects.

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) covers all finances, including transportation, a living stipend, insurance, and visa processing.

The host department at Duke must agree to provide the following at no charge to the visiting scholar:

  • Access to the library and/or other research facilities
  • Work or office space, if possible
  • Internet access
  • The ability to audit classes and consult with colleagues
  • Connection with Duke Visa Services upon arrival

Applying to be a Fulbright Visiting Scholar

Fulbright Visiting Scholars 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.

If you are interested in applying to the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for 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.