The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Participants work on individual inquiry projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on educational practices to improve student learning.
Distinguished educators who are selected to participate in the program will:
Upon returning home, educators will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained during the program with educators and students in their home schools and communities.
Are you an elementary, middle, or high school educator from the United States looking to grow your leadership skills; expand your access to global networks; inform research, policy, and practice; and promote mutual understanding?
Are you a curious, flexible, and independent learner? Do you have a demonstrated record of professional learning activities and leadership? Learn more about the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program and how to apply!
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program is open to full-time elementary, middle, and high school educators who are employed at a public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter school in the United States, or within the Department of Defense Education Activity at the elementary, middle, or high school level (K–12).
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program participants are selected through an open competition. Applications are reviewed by an independent panel of experts according to a number of evaluation criteria.
In an effort to reflect the diversity of the United States and global society, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs programs, funding, and other activities encourage the involvement of U.S. and international participants from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Bureau is committed to fairness, equity, and inclusion.
Explore Inquiry Projects completed by alumni of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program.
Learn more by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website.
If you have any questions, please contact FulbrightDA@irex.org.
I’ve always had a global view, but I wanted to push myself. It’s about having a more global perspectrive and being able to bring that back to your students and your community. Thinking big is important, even if you’re in a small town like me. One highlight of the Fulbright program was experiencing Chinese New Year celebrations with students and staff at Zhenghua Secondary School in Singapore.