Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program

What is Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program?

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange, by supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component and/or serve minority audiences. Both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit from this experience.

S-I-R gives preference to the following:

  • Asian-American and Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI)
  • American Indian and Alaskan Native-Serving Institutions (AIANSI)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  • Community Colleges
  • Small Liberal Arts Institutions
  • Rural colleges and universities are also encouraged to apply.

There are opportunities for other institutions to partner with preference organizations. Your institution is invited to learn how S-I-R can help advance its international presence, assist in faculty and curriculum development, and diversify the educational experiences of its students, scholars and surrounding community.

To learn more about the program please visit http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-scholar-residence-program