Robert McCloud, Ed.D.
Humanities Center 109D
The Fulbright Program offers a number of year- or semester-long research and/or teaching grants for college and university faculty members at all career stages. Short-term consulting grants are also available to U.S. faculty through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Staff may also be eligible to apply to some programs.
Generally, a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required to apply for a Fulbright Scholar Program grant. Faculty without a Ph.D. or the equivalent may apply for a Student Program grant to pursue independent research or to work towards a doctoral degree.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for American faculty members and professors to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad. Deadline: August 1
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. Deadline: Rolling
The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program sends teachers abroad for a semester to pursue individual projects, conduct research, and lead master classes or seminars. Deadline: August 1
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad--Bilateral Projects, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, provide short-term study and travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Deadline: Early December
The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Program affords participants the opportunity to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience while also carrying out an academic research/study project. Deadline: Early February.
Grant period-In most cases, grant dates must correspond to the academic calendar of the host country. Exceptions may be made for grants with full-time research projects. In any case, grants must begin by March 31, 2015 for the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants are expected to provide a timeline for their project in the Statement of Grant Purpose.
*The following apply to all types of Fulbright U.S. Student Grants:
Departure from the United States-Departure dates correspond to the academic calendars abroad. Approximate dates of the academic years in the various countries can be found in the Country Summaries. Requirements for attendance at orientation programs, where applicable, in the host country are indicated in the Country Summaries.
More information about Fulbright opportunities for faculty are available by following the links below:
Sacred Heart faculty Fulbright grantees include:
- Cassandra Andreas, Deutscher Akademisher Austauschdienst to the Hochschule fur Musik in Hamburg, Germany
- Dr. Yvette Blanchard, University of Tromsø in Norway
- Dr. Robert McCloud, American University in Kosovo (2007-2009)
- Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruna, Universite de Liege in Belgium & Center Universitaire de Luxembourg (1991-1992)
- Dr. Lucjan Orlowski, New York University (1981-1983)
Dr. Bob McCloud is the Sacred Heart University Fulbright Program Advisor. He can provide information and guidance to SHU faculty and staff interested in applying for Fulbright awards.