Elon University

 The Fulbright Elon University Award allows academics and professionals to teach and pursue independent research in any subject area offered by the university.

Elon University is consistently cited as one of today’s greatest success stories in American higher education. Located along the growing corridor between “The Triangle” (Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill) and Greensboro, North Carolina, Elon is a selective, private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. Students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs.

Elon is ranked in the top #100 national universities in the U.S. and #1 for excellence in undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Reports, and remains highly committed to global education, with #1 ranking for study abroad for the 17th year by the Institute of International Education.  

Throughout its 130-year history, Elon’s core values have remained constant, with an emphasis on close, personal relationships among faculty, staff and students and a genuine attitude of inclusion and collegiality.

Grant specifics

This grant can cover one semester or one full academic year.

The award supports, in particular, those with interest in advancing the practice and/or study of engaged pedagogies within a community of nationally recognized teacher-scholars.

Grantees typically teach two relevant courses per semester within Elon's list of disciplines. They also pursue their research at Elon or at nearby universities such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. Elon offers a library loan programme with these and other nearby institutions.

Grant amount

Stipend: $5,000 per month*

Housing: Private bedroom in The Isley International House (at no cost)

  • The Isley International House is a shared, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house used by the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center to a) host visiting international faculty, staff and scholars, and b) to build community among Elon’s international community. Visiting Fulbright scholars have a private bedroom but share the full kitchen, laundry room, two bathrooms and other living spaces with one or two other residents.
  • University support: full-time faculty equivalent
  • Visiting Fulbright scholars have access to all of the resources available to full-time faculty and staff, including library access, gym and wellness facilities, and events hosted by the Office of Leadership and Professional Development and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

*This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.

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