Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program

Lucy Joy Wachira of Kenya teaching during her S-I-R exchange at Temple University in 2022-2023The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community. S-I-Rs work across departments and curricula in a variety of ways to widely enhance or expand an existing international program, develop new world area studies programs, add an international dimension to existing coursework or provide an opportunity for U.S. students to learn about a particular world region or country.

The institution benefits from the expertise provided, and the Scholar attains experience in the U.S. higher education arena. Host institutions will mobilize community partners to provide the Visiting Scholar with opportunities to participate in speaking engagements, community meetings, and other grassroots activities. Through these activities the institution can diversify the experiences of – and build goodwill among – the community. The S-I-R Program promotes cultural and intellectual diversity among the institution and the wider community.

S-I-R applicant institutions may and are encouraged to propose topics in the full range of academic fields to suit their institution’s internationalization needs.

Fulbright S-I-R Opportunities for Australians

United States Naval Academy, MD | Political Science | 5 Months

The Fulbright Scholar in Residence will teach one section in the Political Science Department; lecture for special events during the academic year (there are multiple conferences, including the largest and oldest undergraduate foreign affairs conference in the nation); visit think tanks in Washington, D.C.; and travel to other similar institutions as desired (Naval War College, other Military Academies). The Department has a thriving social calendar and includes the SIR in all events. MORE INFO.

LeMoyne-Owen College, TN | Graphic Arts or Mass Communications | 9 Months 

The Scholar-in-Residence will teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, possibly assist in developing study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus serving on various committees such as the Academic Honors, Standards & Selection Committee; Curriculum & Instruction Committee; Faculty & Instructional Development Committee; Honors Activities Committee; Library & Research Committee; Student Development Committee and the local community. MORE INFO.

Mississippi Valley State University, MS | Computer Science – Bioinformatics | 10 Months

The Fulbright Scholar in Residence will evaluate existing curricula to decolonize curricula and integrate global trends to Bioinformatics curriculum, teach two Bioinformatics graduate courses and pursue collaborative research with MVSU faculty. Scholar will also engage in outreach activities both within and outside the campus, that may include weekly seminars at area middle and high schools, cultural showcase at child development centers, MVSU Study Abroad Workshops and Curriculum Internationalization sessions. MORE INFO.

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The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence host institution application to host during the 2025-26 academic year will open in January 2024 and close on June 3, 2024. Fill out the Interest Survey to connect with us for more information and assistance with application preparation.