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 in the University's Institute of Advanced Studies, with access to all the University's research collections, will provide an opportunity to undertake research and build links in the United Kingdom.
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.
For academics looking to develop research projects relating to education and teaching, we also offer the Fulbright Distinguished Teacher Award, allowing a stay of up to a year at Birmingham in order to complete a 'capstone' project.
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.
In addition to this, the University of Birmingham is also happy to host further Fulbright Award holders in their studies.
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.
The 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.