Fulbright Specialist Program

Identifying a Fulbright Specialist for your Project

2021 Fulbright Specialist Dr. Julia Chevan conducted a Scientific Writing Workshop for students at Kathmandu University

Host institutions are not required to identify U.S. academics or professionals to serve as their project’s Fulbright Specialist prior to submitting their project proposal. On the contrary, if a host institution’s project is approved, the program’s implementing partner, World Learning, will identify candidates on the Fulbright Specialist Roster whose professional experience, academic credentials, and foreign language skills match the knowledge and skills articulated by the host institution in its project proposal as being critical to the project’s successful implementation. World Learning will then search the Roster and share a list of up to five qualified candidates with the host institution to review and select from.

If a host institution has identified a candidate that it would like to serve as the Fulbright Specialist, please note that the following conditions must be met:

  • Host institutions must provide a justification for why they would like that individual to serve as the Fulbright Specialist
  • The individual must be approved by World Learning and Fulbright Commission
  • The individual must be approved to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster; and
  • The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board must approve the individual.

Specialist eligibility criteria

Host Institution Roles and Responsibilities