Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program for U.S. Teachers
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research (Fulbright DA) Program provides an opportunity for K–12 educators from the United States to conduct research and engage in other professional learning experiences abroad for three to six months. Participants work on individual Inquiry Projects on a topic relevant to education in the United States and the host country, take
courses at a host university, and collaborate with colleagues on educational practices to improve student learning.
Eligible applicants include U.S. citizens who
- reside in the United States, a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity;
- hold at least a bachelor’s degree;
- have a minimum of three years of experience in a full-time student-facing role in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district;
- be currently employed full-time with a minimum of 50% of contracted hours in a student-facing role in a U.S. K-12 educational institution or school district;
- have NOT resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application (a candidate who has lived outside the United States, a U.S. territory, or a school associated with the Department of Defense Education Activity for nine months or more
during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year); and
- are NOT seeking to carry out research for a PhD program in conjunction with their participation in the Fulbright DA Program
- Demonstrated experience conducting and leading professional development activities;
- Leadership skills;
- Able to meet current J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) eligibility requirements regarding previous grants.