Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program

Learn what this program's fellows do, identify whether the program is right for you, how to apply, and how we select participants.

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

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program sends expert U.S. K–12 educators to participating countries to support projects in schools, teacher training colleges, government ministries, or educational nongovernmental organizations, as identified by U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions.

What this program's fellows do

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program fellows participate in short-term international projects, collaborate with colleagues abroad, and share educational policy and practice on a global scale.

This program's projects cover a variety of disciplines, and program cycles may have varying numbers of projects available for application.

Fellows receive funding that covers participation in project activities including international airfare, living expenses, meals, and an honorarium for the time in country. Host organizations support fellows to find housing and transportation while on site.

Learn more about the projects here!

Is this program right for you?

Educational leaders and content-area experts who are ready to put their skills, experience, and expertise to work on a global level should apply to the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program. A wide range of disciplines are represented in each cycle of projects, including STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), English, English language learning, humanities, art, business, and special education.

Fellows receive funding that covers participation in project activities including international airfare, living expenses, meals, and an honorarium for the time in country.Host organizations support fellows to find housing and transportation while on site.

Are you an outstanding elementary, middle, or high school educator from the United States and ready to share your educational expertise globally at a school, nonprofit organization, teacher training institution, or other educational organization abroad?

If you answered yes, click here to learn more.

Bridget Federspiel, History Teacher, Ohio

How to apply

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term 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).

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How we select participants

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term fellows 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 applicants 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.

Outstanding applicants include those with a demonstrated record of professional leadership and accomplishment in teaching, and demonstrated experience conducting professional learning workshops.

Learn more about the selection process

Program Resources

Contact

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