The following Fulbright programs may be of particular interest to Wheaton faculty.
Traditional Scholar Program
Each year, approximately 800 Fulbright awards are made to US citizens for teaching and/or research in more than 100 countries around the world. Faculty are encouraged to apply for these awards. They offer a wonderful opportunity to enhance one’s knowledge of a different culture and new experiences that can serve to infuse the curriculum with global perspectives.
Alumni Initiative Award Program
This award is made available to develop and sustain ongoing contacts and partnerships initiated as a result of a Fulbright award. Wheaton has already received one of these awards to support a bilateral exchange between Wheaton’s Department of Music and the Music Department at the University College, Cork, Ireland.
Scholar in Residence Program
The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Colleges like Wheaton are especially competitive for such awards. This is yet another important way of offering our students unique perspectives on the subjects of their study from scholars based overseas.
For more information: Fulbright Program
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides an opportunity for short-term study and travel abroad to faculty with responsibilities for curriculum development in fields related to humanities, languages, and area studies. Seminars occur in ten different countries each year and cater to faculty with little or no experience in the host country who can demonstrate the need to develop and enhance their curriculum as a result of such exposure.
For more information: Fulbright Information