The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright to increase the mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through international educational exchange programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program provides research, study, teaching, and other collaborative opportunities for U.S. students (graduating seniors and current graduate students); U.S. faculty, staff, and recent post-docs; and U.S. institutions interested in hosting visiting Fulbright Scholars from around the world.
Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide. The program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. There have been more than 30 UNT Fulbright Student Grantees since 1967 and more than 35 UNT Fulbright Scholars since 2005 as well as visiting Fulbright Scholars to UNT.
Applying to Fulbright
- UNT students are required to apply through UNT and should contact the UNT Fulbright Program Advisor to begin the application process.
- UNT faculty/staff are encouraged to contact the UNT Fulbright Scholar Liaison about applying or hosting a visiting scholar at UNT.
UNT Fulbright Program Advisor and Scholar Liaison: Amanda White Bennett | 940-369-5292