Cardiff University

The Fulbright-Cardiff University Award enables scholars to undertake a four-to-six month project, of research, lectureship or teaching, in any one of our research-active departments. 

Since 1883, Cardiff University’s world-leading scientists and academics have achieved prominence for their innovations, discoveries and advancements, transforming the world-view of their fields of expertise. 

Today, Cardiff is ranked in the top 155 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2024) and continues to foster creativity and momentum. A member of the Russell Group of Britain’s 24 leading research universities, the University is top 20 in the UK for the overall quality of our research, with 90% of our research confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent.  

The university's breadth of expertise in research-led teaching encompasses the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; and a commitment to lifelong learning. 


Cardiff is the capital city of Wales. Bursting with culture, cuisine, architecture, entertainment and history – from winding arcades to huge retail centres, and the 130 acre back garden of Bute Park right on the University’s doorstep – Cardiff is regularly ranked as one of the UK’s best cities for study, with its affordable living costs, excellent transport links and the University’s campus at its heart. 

"Cardiff is one of the UK's most affordable university cities. It’s no surprise that students from across the world flock to this lively city, with its modern shopping centres, quirky arcades, green parks and thriving nightlife.” 

- The Complete University Guide 2024 

Who is this award for?

Early, mid and late career US academics.

Grant amount

£3,000 per month

This funding is intended as a contribution towards US-UK travel, institutional fees, accommodation, and general maintenance costs while in the UK.

Relocation Allowance 

$1500 stipend 

Dependents Allowance 

Scholars accompanied by eligible dependents for the full duration of the programme may receive a one-time dependent allowance of $1800 for one dependent or $2500 for two or more dependents. This will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for any Scholars on a grant for less than 6 months. 

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