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Division of Human Resources

Funding International Scholarly Activities

We realize that faculty can't easily achieve international research goals without proper funding and support. Our team coordinates certain aspects of the Fulbright Program and may be able to help identify other funding sources for your research.

The Office for International Scholars (OIS) maintains regular contact with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIES). Other grant opportunities may be available through organizations such as International Research and Exchanges Board and Rotary International.

Fulbright Program Support Services

The Fulbright Program is the United States government's flagship international exchange program. Designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, our staff is happy to assist our faculty and staff to identify CIES resources that will help you succeed in earning grants and awards from this prestigious program.

Our office coordinates information to assist the University of South Carolina departments in hosting individuals from abroad on the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program and in providing information on the Fulbright Program for American Scholars. We also act as a liaison from the university to:

  • The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
  • The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
  • Fulbright Alumni Association

In addition, our staff works closely with the UofSC Student Fulbright Coordinator and the South Carolina Fulbright Association.

Please review a list of all USC faculty and staff Fulbright recipients [pdf], as well as all visiting Fulbright faculty from abroad [pdf].

2019-2020 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Opens in February 

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program will be accepting applications from American academics and professionals beginning February 2018. There will be numerous teaching and research awards available in more than 125 countries to be completed in the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Check the Catalog of Awards to review the many award offerings. Eligibility criteria, application guidelines, review criteria, as well as other resources are available on the Fulbright website. There are also webinars in a range of topics throughout the application season. If you have any reservations in regards to the potential length of time spent abroad, many awards offer the option for Flex, which allows a grant to be split into two or three short-term stays abroad.

If the time is not right for you, please feel welcome to share this information with interested colleagues or refer them to receive more information from Fulbright Program Staff. They are happy to provide regional or discipline-specific insight and answer any questions you may have.

We hope you will consider how you can contribute your skill set to enhance the program's goal of academic exchange and mutual understanding. Good luck!

Fulbright Program Tools

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Additional Funding Resources

Source Type
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Fulbright grants for faculty and professionals
Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Sponsors international faculty development seminars
International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)  
Rotary  Grants for university teachers