Fulbright Scholars

Fulbright Scholars Program: A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), the scholar division of the Institute of International Education (IIE), is well known for its expertise and extensive experience in conducting international exchange programs for scholars and university administrators. For nearly seventy years, CIES (www.cies.org) has administered the Fulbright Scholar Program, the United States flagship academic exchange effort, on behalf of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  (ECA). 


The core Fulbright Scholar Program attracts some 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to 140 countries to lecture, teach and conduct research. An equal number of academics and professionals from overseas visit the United States each year under a Fulbright Scholar grant. In addition, CIES administers a number of short-term, innovative programs that send an additional 400 scholars from the United States to universities and research institutes abroad to offer expertise on issues of global interest from cutting-edge research to policy, to technical expertise in curriculum development, institutional planning, program assessment, and institutional capacity building. 


If you wish to invite a Fulbright Scholar to UTRGV for a talk or presentation, please click on the “View the Fulbright Scholar Directory.” (http://www.cies.org/fulbright-scholars) OGE will help you bring the scholar to campus, make arrangements for any presentation, and help cover the associated costs. If you have questions, please email us at: OGE@utrgv.edu.