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Fulbright Scholar Program

Ramina Abilova giving a presentation in a classroom

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Ramina Abilova delivers a lecture in 2018, supported by an Outreach Lecturing Fund award

At this time, the 2021-2022 program selection process is moving forward. Check for updates on the Fulbright website.  

The Fulbright Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

View the “Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities” presentation [pdf] given by a Fulbright representative at Swarthmore College in March 2017 as part of Sponsored Programs’ first Fulbright Day, which included a lunchtime discussion featuring Betsy Bolton (Morocco, 2013-2014), José-Luis Machado (Colombia, 2013-2014), and Allen Kuharski (Poland, 2017-2018) as well as one-on-one sessions for Swarthmore faculty.

Fulbright now has more flexible award options and there are opportunities to bring scholars to campus through the Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) even if you do not meet the U.S. eligibility requirements for the scholar programs. Swarthmore received an OLF award to host Dr. Ramina Abilova from Russia in November 2018.

My Fulbright

My Fulbright provides scholars with customized information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, including the latest program updates, webinar schedules, and other resources for application submission. Faculty can specify areas of interest by country or world region, as well as relevant disciplines.

Catalog of Awards

Search the online catalog for awards that offer the best fit for your experience, teaching or research interest, or preferred country or region.

Fulbright Scholar Directory

Search the directory by world area, program country, discipline, specialization, and more.

Current and Past Fulbright Scholars

View the online list of Swarthmore Fulbright Scholars since 2010-2011.

Fulbright Scholar Liaisons

Michelle Crouch, Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs
Office: 101 South Chester Road, 3rd floor
Phone: (610) 690-5705

Tania Johnson, Director of Sponsored Programs
Office: 101 South Chester Road, 3rd floor
Phone: (610) 690-5713