Opportunities in STEM

Discipline Highlights




Scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have rewarding experiences both professionally and personally, and find that international collaborations have strengthened their scientific work.

Awards in STEM fields represent a large portion of the awards offered through the Fulbright Scholar Program for research and/or teaching. More than 150 awards are available around the world for faculty and practitioners at all career stages. Eminent scholars should consider one of the prestigious Distinguished Chair opportunities, more than 18 of which identify STEM fields are priorities. For scholars who cannot spend long periods of time away from their home institution, the Flex opportunity is available for many awards, allowing scholars to pursue shorter term grants over two years.


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Resources and Contact us

CIES offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinars 
    The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.
    Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science (STEM) can be found in the Scholar Directory.
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - CIES program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having CIES staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at [email protected].

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