Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence

Fulbright SIR Scholar standing in front of whiteboard teachingThe 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.

Webinars and Resources

Webinar Schedule

Recorded Webinars

View our S-I-R webinar archive from past years’ competitions.


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A semester to full academic year.