Purpose of Grant: The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange, by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences. Both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit from this experience.
Project Period: Program should fall within the 2020-2021 AY (can be 1 semester or a full AY in length)
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Project Description: U.S Colleges and Universities host scholars from other countries to assist in internationalizing U.S campuses, institutional curriculum and host communities. The S-I-Rs primarily teach at the undergraduate level in their area of expertise and provide cross-cultural or international perspective to promote curriculum, program development and international activities. Institutions will develop a program of activities describing how they will integrate the S-I-R in campus and community activities with the aim of strengthening international resources and programs and enhancing international engagement at the institution and the surrounding community. The plan must include a primary focus on undergraduate teaching activities as well as include other campus activities and outside community outreach activities that may involve community colleges, community organizations and consortia. Institutions will be able to name a specific scholar or request recruitment of a scholar from a specified country to take on the proposed program.
Eligible Applicants: Accredited U.S institutions. The S-I-R Program gives preference to the following types of U.S. colleges and universities.
- Asian-American and Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
- American Indian and Alaskan Native-Serving Institutions (AIANSIs)
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
- Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)
- Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
- Community Colleges
- Small Liberal Arts Colleges
- Rural colleges and universities
Funding: Grant benefits support the S-I-R directly with a monthly stipend, a professional allowance, a settling-in allowance, monthly allowances for accompanying dependents, roundtrip travel, and health coverage. Host institutions are encouraged to think creatively about how they may be able to cost share the S-I-R.