Fulbright and the University of Birmingham

The Fulbright Commission was established in 1948 to foster mutual educational understanding between the US and the UK through academic exchange. It supports a number of schemes, and the University of Birmingham is proud to participate in many of these.

All awards are made by the Fulbright commission, and full details of how to apply may be found at the Fulbright Commission website.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair 

From 2014-15, the University of Birmingham will host a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, the most presitigous Fulbright award. This six-month secondment for a prominent US Professor to be based at the University of Birmingham, with access to all the University's research collections, will provide an opportunity to undertake research and build links in the United Kingdom.

Applications for the 2015-16 Distinguished Chair award are now open.  The deadline for applications is 1st August 2014.

Fulbright Researcher Opportunities

The University offers one Fulbright-University of Birmingham Scholarship annually, whereby a researcher based at a US institution may visit the University of Birmingham for a period of 3-9 months to conduct research in any subject.

Applications for the 2015-16 Fulbright-University of Birmingham Scholarship are now open. The deadline for applications is 1st August 2014.

We are also happy to host holders of Fulbright Scholar Awards (all disciplines) who wish to come and conduct research in the condusive environment of the University and its campus.

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

 The Fulbright-University of Birmingham Award is made to a US postgraduate student to study for one year at Birmingham, either as part of a programme of study at a US instiution or on a one-year programme at Birmingham.

Applications for the 2015-16 Fulbright-University of Birmingham Award are now open. The deadline for applications is 1st August 2014.

In addition to this, the University of Birmingham is also happy to host further Fulbright Award holders in their studies.

Fulbright Administrators

 The University of Birmingham is proud to have been one of a small number of institutions invited by the Fulbright Commission to host a pilot programme of the Fulbright International Education Administrators Programme in the UK in August 2013. 

Fulbright IEA GroupThe programme enabled senior level administrators from twenty prestigious US institutions to visit the UK to establish links with their counterparts and build understanding, with the aim of increasing collaboration between US and UK institutions.

The University of Birmingham’s programme focused around our cultural engagement offer and provided a platform for the University to showcase our excellent place-based assets and how we use cultural engagement to define the student experience.