Faculty Resources

CSU East Bay Faculty are key partners in campus globalization efforts and in supporting students to pursue high-impact practices such as study abroad and domestic exchange programs.  Please feel free to contact studyabroad@csueastbay.edu if you have questions about any of the opportunities listed, or would like to suggest additional resources for this page.

The CSU International Faculty Seminars sponsored by the California State University through the Academic Council on International Programs (ACIP) are designed to provide international experiences for faculty of diverse disciplines from all CSU campuses.
CSU International Programs Resident Director  - The Resident Director position provides onsite academic, administrative, and fiscal supervision of an overseas study center, under the direction of the Director of International Programs, in Florence Italy.

For more information, contact Cal State East Bay University Fulbright Scholar Campus Liaison: Brittany Butler, (brittany.butler@csueastbay.edu) Senior Assistant Librarian. 

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the leader in international cultural educational exchange programs funded by the U.S. government and seeks to enhance the intellectual and cultural exchange between scholars of the United States and communities of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through annual funding from the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In addition, cooperative governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the globe also provide close and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries globally. 

Since its inception in 1946 under legislation brought forth by the U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, The Fulbright has allocated more than 400,000 intellects in the arts, sciences, and humanities the possibility to study, teach, conduct research, exchange concepts, and contribute to location solutions to global issues. 

Fulbrighters identify vital global issues in all disciplines while cultivating lasting connections and building intercultural understanding, knowledge, communities, and leadership. There have been 61 Nobel Prizes recipients, 89 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 40 have served as head of state or government. 

Below there is ample information on the range of programs and awards.

The Fulbright Program offers various awards.

The Fulbright Program consists of various awards, such as the Fulbright Scholars Program, (U.S. academics to complete research and teaching opportunities abroad) the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (U.S. recent undergrad graduates and graduate students to conduct research and study abroad), the Fulbright Foreign Student Program (international graduate students, early professionals, and artists to research and study in the U.S. and international educators), the Fulbright Teacher Exchanges Program (global exchange between K-12 U.S. and foreign teachers) the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship (for U.S. early and mid-career professionals to serve in placements in a foreign government ministry or institution abroad), Fulbright U.S. Specialists Program (U.S. scholars and professionals and their colleagues at host institutions overseas,) the Fulbright-Hays Program (short term grants to individual U.S. K-12, educators and administrators, pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral faculty, as well as to U.S. institutions,) The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (foreign scholars to conduct advanced research and university lecturing in the U.S.,) among others.

For additional information on these and other awards, you can visit the Fulbright | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Institute of International Education (IIE), or contact the Fulbright Scholar Liaison, Senior Assistant Librarian Brittany Butler (brittany.butler@csueastbay.edu

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Program provides nearly 800 teachings, research, or a mixture of both in over 135 countries. Opportunities are open to college and university faculty and administrators and professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent intellects, to name a few. In addition to various new program prototypes created to meet the needs of U.S. scholars and professionals, Fulbright provides flexible awards, including multi-country opportunities. 

Please visit the Fulbright Awards Catalog to locate an award according to country, a field of study, length, and requirements. The 2024-2025 competition's application deadline will be in April 2023.

The Fulbright Scholar Program promotes activities and projects that acknowledge and advance the vital connection between the intellectual exchange and global understanding, in addition to the academic merit of the proposals. Applications with expansive effects are specifically welcome, as are submissions helpful to applicants sharing their experiences and knowledge with fellow scholars, students, and commonly with the general public in their host countries and, upon return, in the United States. 

Awards are commonly granted in three fields or a mixture of them: research, teaching, and professional projects. Terms and conditions for the award range from country to country (terminal degree, language proficiency, length of the award, stipends, benefits, and letter of invitation) and are instituted by the host institutions abroad, so it is essential to analyze the Awards Catalog for specific conditions.  

Applicants who are awarded have the credentials, training, and active professional position/rank as appropriate for their project, discipline, and career path. In addition, applicants display ample experience teaching the subject(s) and mirror inventive and influential teaching methods; research comprises transparent methodology and exhibits the need to be undertaken in the specified locations. They also reveal an outstanding engagement with the host institution and community, meet language requirements, and sustain an appropriate service record for their academic community and employer. Also, applicants can possess cultural competence and serve as cultural agents for the United States. 

U.S. Citizenship is required. Opportunities are available to people regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

Additional Programs for U.S. Institutions

Fulbright allows additional opportunities for international exchange through their local programs. 

Outreach Lecturing Fund 

The Outreach Lecturing Fund | Fulbright Scholar Program allows funding for campuses to host Non-U.S. Scholars - Visiting Professors, Researchers & Professionals already in the U.S. for short-term speaking engagements. The Outreach Lecturing Fund is made to enhance institutions and Visiting Scholars through lectures that promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding. These Priority Institution List (OLF) | Fulbright Scholar Program include Minority Serving Institutions, Community Colleges, Small Liberal Arts Colleges, Women's Colleges, Art Colleges, and geographically underrepresented institutions.

For further information on eligibility and application, visit the Outreach Lecturing Fund | Fulbright Scholar Program website or email OLF@iie.org.  

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program helps U.S. higher education entities broaden programs for academic exchange by aiding non-U.S. intellects through grants for teaching at institutions that may not possess a vital international component or serve minority communities. The U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit from this experience. 

The S-I-R Program prioritizes minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and small liberal arts institutions. However, institutions that may not fall under these categories can still apply by partnering with these institutions. 

For additional information on eligibility, deadlines, and application, visit the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program website or email sir@iie.org.  

Request Form coming soon - in the meantime, if you'd like to request a visit to your classroom, please contact studyabroad@csueastbay.edu
  • Faculty-Led Programs are credit-bearing programs developed by a CSUEB faculty member, and are generally offered during summer session or winter inter-session as self-support programs.
  • Per CSU Policy on Exchange Programs and Campus Activities Abroad(opens in new window), faculty or staff who lead programs abroad must have appropriate experience and expertise related to the program destination and program objectives.
  • Development of a new program generally takes 12-18 months, so the deadline to submit a faculty-led preliminary proposal is approximately one academic year prior to program departure.
  • Proposal guidelines and approval process are currently under review (post-pandemic).  If you'd like to discuss program ideas with the International Program office, you may contact kelly.moran@csueastbay.edu