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The Provost and Dean of the College

The Office of

Fulbright Program

Fulbright for Faculty

Teachers College Campus Representative: Professor John Allegrante

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government offering opportunities for U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 160 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program was created to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." More than 360,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception 70 years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually and currently operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Several Fulbright Programs will be of interest to faculty.  They include:

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends American scholars, artists, faculty, and professionals abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year.

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

The International Education Administrators (IEA) seminars program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.

Helpful resources for those interested in submitting a Fulbright Scholar Application are available at http://www.cies.org/ and the links below:

FACULTY APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2018 for 2019-20 Core Fulbright Scholar Program (because other Fulbright Scholar Programs may have different deadlines for 2019-20 awards, see https://www.cies.org/programs for the individual program)

The Fulbright program at Teachers College is administered by John Allegrante, Professor of Health Education. Professor Allegrante was named a Fulbright Specialist in Public/Global Health in 2005 and a Fulbright Scholar (Iceland) in 2007. He was appointed Fulbright Program Advisor and Faculty Scholar Advisor in 2011 and was one a select group of Fulbright grantees who has been a CIES Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. 

Please direct inquiries to:

John Allegrante

Fulbright Program Advisor
212-678-3960
jpa1@tc.columbia.edu