Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
Under the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program, highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level teachers of all subjects, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians may apply for this professional development program to carry out a course of study for three to six months abroad.
The program provides U.S. teachers with the opportunity to study in an overseas research center or university and work within local schools in the host country. Applicants will propose a Capstone Project at the time of application that should enhance their learning and have practical applications to their teaching (see the Capstone Project page for sample projects).