What this program's participants do

Research Project

As part of the application process, educators identify a topic relevant to their own educational practice that can be enhanced by collaboration with colleagues in another country.

Explore examples of past Fulbrighters' research projects.

Orientation Workshop

Once selected, participants gather in Washington, D.C., for a professional learning orientation workshop to work with other participants and further develop strategies for the inquiry design and implementation process.

Host Country Experience

During the spring or fall semester, Fulbright Distinguished participants travel to their host location for three to six months, where they pursue their Research Projects with guidance from an advisor at a host institution. Participants also take courses pertaining to their professional goals. A U.S.-based educational consultant supports participants virtually throughout the program.

Explore the participating host countries and territories!

Online Professional Learning Community

Each Fulbright Distinguished participant will participate in a virtual global community with other participants to collaborate and share educational practices.

After successfully completing the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program, alumni may apply for grants and participate in global education networks to enhance and sustain the work they began during the program.

Join a global community of educators and prepare your students for the world.

Program Resources

Explore research 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.