Campus Support Resources
Fulbright Awards are awarded directly to the person, not to the institution. Faculty members should notify their department chairs of their intent to apply in order to best determine the type of leave needed and so that the department has adequate time to consider staffing for the time of the award.
The Office of Research offers support through the External Draft Improvement Team (EDIT) Program which offers peer feedback on draft application materials from prior Fulbrighters on campus. The application portal can be found 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.
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.