Fulbright at UArizona



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Fulbright is the flagship program for international educational exchange for the U.S. government, promoting “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries in the world.” The University of Arizona is consistently designated a Top Producer of  Fulbright Scholars and Students.
Multiple offices across campus regularly provide workshops on the Fulbright experience and application support for students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni. International Student Services and International Faculty and Scholars’ Offices in Arizona International support international Fulbright Students and Scholars who come to the University of Arizona to study or conduct research. More information below will help you find the Fulbright opportunity that's good fit for. Read about the history of Fulbright here.      

UArizona named Fulbright HSI Leader for 3rd year in a row in 2023

UArizona tied for #1 in the nation for Fulbright Scholars in 2023

UArizona Fulbright Week Events
April 1-5, 2024


UArizona’s Fulbright Week is your opportunity to learn about how you might fit in the Fulbright universe. For more information, please contact Research Development Services (RDS). The registration link for each event is below.

There are no scheduled events at this time.

Find the Right Fulbright Program for You!

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers awards to teach, conduct research or do a combination of both in more than 125 countries. These awards are open to university faculty and research scholars at all stages of their academic careers (post-doc, early career, etc.).

Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminars are shorter in duration (2-3 weeks) and open to university staff and administrators wanting to learn more about higher education systems in selected countries.

The Fulbright Specialist Program enables faculty, research scholars, and university staff to conduct short-term projects abroad (typically 4-6 weeks in duration).

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad provides grants to support overseas group projects for teachers, students, and faculty in modern foreign languages and areas studies training, research, and curriculum development. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please email Research Development Services at ResDev@arizona.edu

Do you desire to teach English abroad or conduct a research project abroad after graduation? Graduating seniors and recent alumni are eligible to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information, email Dr. Karna Walter or visit the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) Honors College website.

Graduate Students

All graduate students, including doctoral students, are eligible to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to conduct research or teach English abroad. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, it is the largest U.S. exchange program. For more information, email Dr. Karna Walter or visit the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) website.

Doctoral Students Only

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (DDRA) is for doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research abroad. A student’s research must take place outside Western Europe, the U.S., and U.S. territories. For more information, contact Shelley Hawthorne Smith or visit the Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement in the Graduate College.

Fulbright Alumni continue to fulfill the Fulbright goal through outreach and service. The Arizona Fulbright Alumni Association chapter encourages alumni to connect with them and help support applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student program. Fulbright alumni sit on interview panels and are paired with applicants as mentors. Please email Dr. Karna Walter.

Visit the Fulbright Scholar Directory to search for University of Arizona U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program alumni. 

Visit the Fulbright Student Grantee Directory to search for University of Arizona U.S. Fulbright Student Program alumni. 

Catch up on current UArizona Fulbright news.

Fulbright Profiles

Fulbright-Hays Awardee: Doctoral Student Sarah Renkert

Renkert, a Ph.D. student in the School of Anthropology, has been named a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellow. This program provides grants to individual doctoral students to help fund research they conduct abroad. With the over $40,000 in funding she has received, her research in Lima, Peru’s low-income neighborhoods has been well supported.

She focuses her research on comedores populares, communal kitchens that act as one of Lima’s primary forms of food aid. These kitchens comprise groups of mothers that organize and cook food to sell at reasonable prices to their neighbors. Renkert is looking into the impact of and reasoning for some of them shutting down.

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Fulbright Specialist Program Awardees: Jane Carrington and Kimberly Shea

Two UA College of Nursing professors have been accepted into the Fulbright Specialist Program—a competitive program that will allow them to share their knowledge with institutions around the world. Jane Carrington and Kimberly Shea are some of the first nurses to have made it on the roster.

Carrington is leading a research team on improving communication between nurses to increase patient safety. This research developed from her focus on informatics and healthcare technology. Shea is a nurse and scientist whose research focuses on telehealthcare in patient’s homes. She has researched the topic for a little over a decade and travelled to many places in Central America, applying and assessing telehealth opportunities.


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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awardee: Scholar Robert Fleischman

Fleischman is a civil engineering professor at the UA who has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. This flagship of international education exchange programs is designed to build lasting connections between scholars in the U.S. and others around the world.

As a fellow, Fleischman will spend six months in Italy teaching and conducting research on earthquake engineering at the University of Salento. He will teach students how to successfully build earthquake-resistant buildings and improve preexisting ones. He will also apply his research involving precast concrete to investigating prefabrication methods for the construction of new earthquake-resistant buildings in southern Italy.

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