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 (email@example.com) 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.