Fulbright runs webinars
throughout the year to help people learn about programs and prepare their applications.
Fulbright programs offer an opportunity to teach and/or do research abroad and to bring that experience back to students and colleagues at home.
A Fulbright grant offers professional and personal opportunities to encounter different cultures, form lasting bonds with colleagues from other
nations, and gain new perspectives on teaching and research. Fulbright encourages applications from community college faculty and administrators,
and the Seattle Community Colleges also encourage applications by faculty and administrators. Fulbright offers several different kinds of grants.
To date, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential
– with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared
For more details and application suggestions, view the
Fulbright Opportunities PowerPoint presentation prepared by the Fulbright Scholar Program specifically for community colleges.
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year.
Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The
deadline each year is early August. A series of webinars on the various program locations and how
to prepare the Core Fulbright application is available at www.cies.org/Webinar
Please note: The Seattle Community College District has established a stipend as a means to overcome financial barriers
and sabbatical application “time table” challenges that faculty confront when considering participating in a Core Fulbright.
You may choose to apply for the stipend
or apply for a sabbatical instead, depending on your goals for your time abroad.
Under the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) program, interested institutions or consortia submit proposals to
invite scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year.
Instructors/Administrators in the Humanities, World Languages, and Social Sciences with three years full-time experience
in the Seattle Community College District can apply for a funded 3-6 week professional development trip abroad.
Russian Federation (2 weeks in April)
Administrators with some oversight for international education programming participate in a group seminar
that will focus on the role of community colleges in higher education and the local community. Exchange
knowledge and best practices with Russian administrators in post-secondary education to lay the groundwork
for institutional partnerships, faculty and student exchanges and internships. catalog.cies.org/viewAward.aspx?n=4311&dc=RS
This program offers two-week seminars to France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and UK, which help 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. www.cies.org/IEA/
Read personal messages about the value of the Fulbright experience from current and former Seattle Community Colleges Fulbright
Scholars by clicking on their photo or name.
“I strongly believe that the Fulbright experience is one of the best types of training for American scholars to learn first hand about
other educational systems around the world and engage in intercultural dialogue with people and academics from another culture. These valuable
experiences also enable faculty to share with their students and colleagues cultural information about the rest of the world when they return
from Jawed in Qatar
“This short-term Fulbright-Hays Study/Travel seminar is the perfect format for me, combining study, cultural exposure
and exchange with writing curriculum that I will both teach and share (it will be published by the U.S.
Department of Education).”
from Tracy in China
“My Fulbright experience has played a transformative role in my life in many ways, both professionally and personally.
I greatly enjoyed all the tasks and activities I did, even though the work was very intense.
I’d highly encourage my colleagues at the Seattle Community Colleges to get involved with this great program.
Fulbright needs more teachers from community colleges to apply as we have rich classroom teaching experience with students
in addition to theoretical and research knowledge.”
Fulbright video "Yilin Sun: Building knowledge in an English co-teaching setting"
Yilin's Fulbright Year Report
“I had the fabulous experience of a Fulbright award to the United Kingdom back in the mid-90’s, and it was a life-changing
experience for me! I got to learn about – and teach – the British and EU legal system, and EU business practices,
to students from all around the world. That broadened my understanding of how our US legal and business systems compare
to other systems in the world. That alone has helped me be a much more knowledgeable instructor here at NSCC.”
Larry Hopt Fulbright