Fulbright Specialist Program


The Fulbright Specialist Program offers grants to US citizens that focus on the strengthening and development needs of non-US institutions




Dear Colleagues,

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) seeks highly qualified academics and professionals in the Business Administration field to join its Roster. 

Funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the program is designed to provide short-term academic exchange opportunities (of 2 to 6 weeks) to U.S. scholars and professionals in select disciplines. Minimum requirements to apply include:

  • U.S. citizenship at the time of application, a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in the field of application
  • Five years or more of post-doctoral teaching or professional experience.

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education and a cooperating agency of ECA, administers FSP, building a Roster of U.S. Specialists in a variety of disciplines through a rolling online application process.  Applicants recommended by independent discipline peer review committees and approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) remain on the Roster for a period of five years. Specialist roster candidates may then be matched with approved project requests developed by eligible institutions overseas. This may also be an opportunity for specialists to collaborate with existing contacts and further develop institutional linkages.

Grants focus on the strengthening and development needs of non-U.S. institutions and may include teacher training, short-term lecturing, participation in seminars, special conferences or workshops, and collaboration on curriculum planning as well as institutional and/or faculty development.  An example of a current grant opportunity is included below.

Please feel free to forward this message on to interested colleagues in the field of Business Administration or other eligible Fulbright Specialist Program disciplines.

The next deadline to submit applications for merit review will be March 18th, 2013 (see our website for subsequent deadlines). For program details, the online application, and a listing of additional open project opportunities, please visit www.cies.org/specialists. If you are interested in applying to the Fulbright Specialist Roster to be considered for the following project or other opportunities, please email Program Coordinator Aaron Karako at fulspec@iie.org. If you have questions about the specific opportunity below, please email Program Officer Carmel Geraghty at CGeraghty@iie.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Current Fulbright Specialist open project opportunity:

India # 5116
Primary Field of Expertise: Business Administration
Hosting Institution: Berhampur University
Program Description:  
Berhampur University is seeking a Specialist in Business Administration with expertise in Human Resources Management and Financial Management.  The university aims to update course curricula to international standards, assist research scholars in formulating research designs, expose students to new frontiers of knowledge in the areas of the Specialist, develop ICT-driven study materials, and facilitate Indo-U.S. collaboration in the field of Management.
The Specialist will:

  • Share his/her expertise in the field of HR/Financial Management along with helping the host institution to develop linkages with US institutions. 
  • Deliver lectures to the postgraduate students of Business Administration, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Journalism and Mass Communication, Finance and Commerce. 
  • Lead research seminars and symposia of an interdisciplinary nature for the benefit of students, scholars and teachers of the postgraduate departments belonging to the Social Sciences, Management, and Commerce.
  • Help in formulating course design and ICT-driven study materials.

Grant Length: 28 days
Program Dates: TBD


Best regards,

Carmel Geraghty
Program Officer, Fulbright Specialist Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.686.8641 | Fax: 202.686.4029
cgeraghty@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies


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