Fulbright Scholar Program
OIA is the UIC Fulbright Campus Representative
The Fulbright 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. The Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas and is sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
Approximately 310,000 "Fulbrighters," 116,900 from the United States and 192,800 from other countries, have participated in the Program since its inception over sixty years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 new grants annually.
Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
To download a version of the workshop presentation that CIE staff conducts when visiting campuses, please click here.
Fulbright NEXUS Program-- At its core, the Fulbright NEXUS Program fosters collaborative and multidisciplinary research to address challenging regional issues and produce tangible results.
- Twenty outstanding scholars and practitioners from the U.S. and abroad are selected as Fulbright NEXUS Scholars to participate in the program through an open competition. Five of the scholars are selected from the United States, five from Brazil, and the remaining ten will come from the Western Hemisphere countries. Lead Scholars Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr. Sergio Pacca will provide intellectual leadership to the 2014 NEXUS Scholars. This year, program activities will commence in June 2014 and conclude in May 2016.
- The Fulbright NEXUS Program will provide a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving, and multi-disciplinary research in one of five areas:
- Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;
- Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change;
- Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);
- Climate Change and Biodiversity;
- Climate Change and Food and Water Security
Click here for more information about the Fulbright NEXUS Program.
For the most updated programs, information, and deadline, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website.
U.S. scholars and non-U.S. scholars at UIC, contact:
Office of International Affairs
UIC was proud to host a delegation from India for the 2013-2014
Fulbright- Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar.
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