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Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad - Bilateral Projects Benefits

Program Description

This program increases mutual understanding and knowledge between the people of the United States and those in other countries by offering qualified U.S. educators opportunities to participate in short-term study seminars abroad on topics in the social sciences and the humanities.

There are approximately seven to ten seminars annually with fourteen to sixteen participants in each seminar. Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held in countries outside of Western Europe.

Terms of the award include a round-trip economy airfare, room and board, tuition and fees, and program-related travel within the host country.

General Program Requirements

The requirements for this program are as follows:
  • Citizenship - must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Academic Preparation - must hold at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional Experience - (1) must have at least three years of education-related full-time experience by the time of departure for the seminar; (2) must be currently employed full-time in a U.S. school system, institution of higher education, local education agency, state education agency, library, or museum; and (3) must be currently employed full-time in a teaching position at the level for which the candidate is applying.
  • Health - The candidate must be physically and psychologically able to participate in all phases of the seminar. Award recipients must provide a physician's statement to reflect participant's readiness for travel.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information on how to apply for this program, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad - Bilateral Projects Application page.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad - Bilateral Projects page or the Contacts page.