Campus Support Resources

Campus Support Resources

Fulbright Awards are awarded directly to the person, not to the institution. However, it is essential that faculty applying for Fulbrights inform the Office of Research ( of their plans to apply. Faculty should submit their application through Appalachian’s internal routing and grant processing system, AGrants, to ensure that they continue to receive their salary and benefits and understand how their salary and benefits will be affected while they are off campus.

With proper planning, communication, and enough lead time, department chairs may be able to secure backfill money to cover your teaching and service responsibilities when you are away. Contact the Fulbright liaisons if you have further questions.

The Office of Research offers Research Development Travel Grants (up to $1000, reimbursable) in order to improve the competitiveness of research proposals by facilitating interactions with prospective sponsors. If you need to travel to make the necessary connections for submitting a winning application, you may be eligible for a Research Development Travel Grant. Apply here.

Academic Departments and Colleges reap great benefits from having a Fulbrighter among the faculty and this is supported by convincing research on the topic. The rewards are many and ripple into the future after a Fulbrighter returns home and integrates his/her new experiences into curriculum, courses, research projects, study abroad programs, and more.

Fulbright Liaisons

Dr. Suzanna Bräuer,, Professor, Department of Biology

Dr. Paul Wallace,, Professor, Department of Leadership and Educational Studies

Inviting Fulbright Scholars to Appalachian State University

Encouraging and supporting visiting Fulbright Scholars from other countries to give guest lectures is a way to enhance the overall academic climate at Appalachian State. Visiting lecturers can internationalize faculty and student perspectives, classrooms and departments in short two- to three-day visits.

The Outreach Lecturing Fund enables Fulbright Scholars from other countries to come to Appalachian State to:

  • Share their specific research interests;

  • Speak on the history and culture of their countries;

  • Exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty and community organizations;

  • Become better acquainted with U.S. higher education; and

  • Create linkages between their home and host institutions.

Members of the Appalachian State academic community reach out to Visiting Lecturers who, in turn, apply for a travel award to the Fulbright Program to visit our campus. Appalachian State provides local transportation, lodging, and meals. Visit the Occasional Lecturer Fund website for more details on how the program works and for a detailed list of current Visiting Fulbright Lecturers in the United States.

The Fulbright Scholar in Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange, by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences.