Fulbright Distinguished Awards


  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Educ
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  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $0.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Nov 05, 2014


Current full-time elementary through high school teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, curriculum heads, Talented and Gifted coordinators, Special Education coordinators and media specialists/librarians are eligible to apply.

To meet the basic eligibility requirements of the program, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Hold a Master’s degree (or be enrolled in a Master’s program at the time of application);
  • Be employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory;
    • For the purpose of determining eligibility, "full-time" refers to applicants who are currently employed full-time by a school or school district. Teachers who hold a combination of part-time jobs which may add up to a full-time equivalent are not eligible;
  • Spend at least 50% of their time teaching or working directly with primary or secondary level students;
  • Have taught primary or secondary students for at least five years;
    • At the time of application, teachers should be in at least their fifth year of full-time teaching. If selected, the year of the Fulbright Program would be the teacher's sixth (or more) year of full-time teaching. Teachers who are in their fourth year (or less) of full-time teaching at the time of application are not eligible;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting professional development activities;
  • Demonstrate accomplishment in teaching or having previously received teaching awards or exemplary evaluations;

All interested applicants should read the Participating Countries section before applying. This section contains information on specific requirements for in-country placement. Applicants may not choose countries that are not listed in the Participating Countriessection.


Participants in U.S. Department of State programs should represent the diversity of political, social and cultural life. Diversity should be interpreted in the broadest sense and encompass differences including but not limited to ethnicity, race, gender, religion, geographic location, social-economic status, disabilities and sexual orientation.

Preference is given to applicants who have not previously participated in the program and to those whose projects will reach under served and/or under resourced populations, as measured by Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS) rates in the U.S.

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program provides funding for highly accomplished U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad. The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairsand is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Additional Info:

Institute of International Education

1400 K Street NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20005

Email: fulbrightdat@iie.org Web: www.iie.org

Phone: 202-326-7778 Fax: 202-326-7696