Fulbright Scholar Awards offer postdoctoral, academic and professional opportunities to research and/or lecture at recognised UK higher education institutions, as part of a transformative cultural experience.

There are dozens of Scholar Awards partnered with universities across the UK, some of whom are looking for Fulbrighters interested in researching and/or lecturing in specific disciplines.

Scholar Award grant periods last from three to nine months. Depending on the Award, our grants can generally offer:

  • Generous monthly stipends
  • Limited sickness and accident coverage
  • Logistical and visa support
  • Cultural enrichment programmes and events
  • Invitations to the European network of Fulbright events and conferences
  • Membership of national arts and culture organisations
  • Academic journal database packages
  • Access to a global alumni network of collaborative engagement and cultural diplomacy, with over 300,000 academically and professionally accomplished members

Monthly stipends vary from year to year and are typically enough to comfortably cover the cost of living in the UK

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Not currently reside in the UK
  • Hold or expect to attain a PhD or equivalent professional training/experience in a relevant field before departure to the UK

Dual US-UK citizens are eligible to apply.

The US-UK Fulbright programme aims to foster cultural understanding between our two countries. Preference is therefore given to applicants who do not have extensive experience (six months or longer) in the UK.

Applicants with extensive UK experience should explain in detail how further experience in the UK will fulfil the Fulbright mission in ways that their prior visits did not.