Fulbright Specialist Program Primer


Sep 6


02:00 pm

03:00 pm


IGPA Office, 1007 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL & virtually



The Institute of Government and Public Affairs invites faculty and administrators within the University of Illinois System to an information session about the Fulbright Specialist Program on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 2-3 PM CST, in person and virtually.


The Fulbright Specialist Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and a part of the larger Fulbright Program that provides U.S. citizens who are established professionals or academics and possess expertise in qualifying disciplines with the opportunity to engage in short-term (2-6 week) project-based exchanges at host institutions around the globe.


This information session will include an in-depth look at the program and an overview of topics such as:

  • Eligibility requirements;
  • Benefits for participating Specialists;
  • Application process; and
  • Examples of past Fulbright Specialist projects.


Attendees will hear from alumni of the program, regarding their experiences in the Fulbright programs., including:

  • IGPA Director Robin Wilson, College of Law, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;
  • Distinguished Professor of Public Administration Ken Kriz, School of Public Management & Policy, University of Illinois Springfield; and
  • Professor Emeritus Daniel Abrams, College of Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Amirah Nelson, Fulbright Specialist Senior Outreach Officer, will also be available to answer attendee questions.

This Fulbright Primer can assist scholars interested in participating in international exchanges. To register, visit the registration link. To learn more about the Fulbright Specialist Program, visit fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org.

It adds to the recently developed Oxford-Illinois Research and Impact Exchange partnership with the Oxford University Law Faculty.

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