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UHCL Fulbright Program

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

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The prestigious Fulbright program was established by legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945.  The purpose of the program is to promote international goodwill through exchanges. Grants are administered by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and awarded through a competitive application process.

 Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars, and many others.

A full description of the program and awards is available on the Department of State website. Weekly webinars provide helpful information about available Fulbright opportunities and guide applicants through the process of submitting a successful Fulbright application. Future and previously presented webinars are available online: Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recorded Webinars

Who are Fulbright Scholars? (YouTube)


The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition is Open!

UHCL Faculty and Staff, we are pleased to announce the awards competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2024-2025 cycle. 

Here are five things you can do now to prepare yourself for success:

  1. Connect with Fulbright alumni in your field or region of interest. Learn about past successful projects from Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassadors
  2. Connect with Education Abroad & Scholar Services about supporting policies
  3. Consider your project by reviewing the Project Statement page
  4. Review the helpful blog post "5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Application"
  5. Register for the next Fulbright webinar

The following links are great resources to refer to as you craft your Fulbright applications:


UHCL Fulbright Programs and Sessions

All Fulbright webinars are recorded and archived on the Fulbright website. To view more upcoming and archived webinars, visit the Webinar Schedule

View the Fulbright Scholar Program Webinar Archive


UHCL Fulbright Alumni

The UHCL community is privileged to include alumni of the prestigious Fulbright Program.

Portrait of Dr. Mary Ayadi

Dr. Mary Ayadi

College of Business


Nigeria: Applied Microeconomics; The Wealth-Health Cycle in Nigeria

Portrait of Dr. Sarah Costello

Dr. Sarah Costello

College of Human Sciences and Humanities


Greece: Fulbright Greece Summer Classics Seminar Fellowship


Portrait of Dr. Nick de Vries

Dr. Nick de Vries

College of Human Sciences and Humanities


Bratislava, Slovakia: Senior Fulbright Scholar Fellowship, Academy of Fine Arts and Design


Slovakia: Fulbright Workshop Support Grant


Received a Fulbright Travel Grant from the Fulbright Commission, Slovakia to conduct workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia.

"Honorary Professor" at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design,  Bratislava, Slovakia.

Portrait of Dr. Jeff Lash

Dr. Jeff Lash

College of Human Sciences and Humanities


South Africa: Enhancing the Geographic Information Science Capabilities at the University of Johannesburg


Serbia: Teaching the Geography of the United States at the University of Belgrade


Portrait of Dr. Mike McMullen

Dr. Mike McMullen

College of Human Sciences and Humanities


Egypt: Teaching Fulbright at the American University in Cairo

Portrait of Dr. Kevin McNamara

Dr. Kevin McNamara

College of Human Sciences and Humanities


Turkey: American Literature and Culture


Czechia: American Literature and Culture


Fulbright Inter-Foundation Award
Awarded by: Fulbright Greece to a Fulbright Fellow in Turkey For a lecture and workshops


Portrait of Dr. Bianca Schonberg

Dr. Bianca Schonberg

Education Abroad & Scholar Services


Russia: International Relations




For general information about the Fulbright Program, please visit the Fulbright website or contact the UHCL Fulbright Liaison, Dr. Bianca Schonberg at


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