Fulbright Specialist Program

Program Funding and Cost Share

Fulbright Specialist projects are funded through a combination of U.S. government support and host institution contributions.

The U.S. Department of State typically covers

  • roundtrip, economy class international airfare
  • enrollment in a limited health benefits plan
  • a daily honorarium for participating Fulbright Specialists

In general, host institutions should be prepared to provide the Specialist with lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, either through monetary or in-kind contributions, throughout their full stay in the country. The stipend for in-country transportation should allow the Specialist to travel to and from their lodging and project activity site as well as allow the Specialist to conduct local activities such as grocery shopping or visiting a local market, pharmacy, etc.