Application Overview

Applications for the 2022-2023 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program will open between December - January.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the Fulbright DA Program, the applicant must:

  • be a citizen of the United States;
  • reside in the U.S. the United States, a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity;
  • hold at least a bachelor's degree;
  • have had a minimum of three years of experience in a full-time student-facing role in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district;
  • be currently employed full-time with a minimum of 50% of contracted hours in a student-facing role in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district;
  • NOT have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application (a candidate who has lived outside the United States, a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year);
  • NOT be seeking to carry out research for a PhD program in conjunction with their participation in the Fulbright DA Program.

Application
The application to Fulbright’s Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program can be found in IREX’s Online Application System. It includes sections to enter personal and professional demographics, education and certification information, language proficiency, and an opportunity to answer, in short essays, questions about the applicant’s goals for the program, their background and experience, an inquiry project plan, and how they will leverage the experience for impact in their school community.

Applicants are asked to demonstrate how their skills and experience qualify them to conduct the inquiry project that they propose.

The application also requires the submission of references and certain documentation:

• Resume or curriculum vitae

• Professional reference from someone the applicant has worked with in a professional capacity

• Professional reference from the applicant’s school or district lead administrator

• Leave Approval Form

• Verification of bachelor's degree conferred

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Program Resources

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.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact FulbrightDA@irex.org.