The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

Of the nearly 600 awards being offered this year, currently there are some 43 awards available in the field of geography. Moreover, there are 355 All Discipline awards that welcome teaching and/or research proposals in this field and others, including interdisciplinary projects. These awards are offered in various regions around the world. Click here to view awards available to scholars of geography.

In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright will be offering more opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards or by participating in one our webinars.

The application deadline for most awards is August 3, 2015. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and more program information, please visit our website or contact us at

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit