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Fulbright Programs



Did you know that Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays programs offer several opportunities for faculty and students to teach, conduct research, or consult with scholars and institutions abroad?

Join the growing list of UDM faculty and administrators who have participated in Fulbright’s prestigious programs and learn how your students can participate in a Fulbright program as well. 

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and has provided approximately 310,000 participants with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in each others' countries and exchange ideas. Approximately 8,000 competitive, merit-based grants are awarded annually in most academic disciplines and fields of study.

Opportunities for Scholars, Artists and Professionals

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for American scholars, artists and professionals to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program offers opportunities for foreign scholars, artists and professionals to conduct post-doctoral research and/or lecture in the U.S.

Opportunities offered through the Fulbright-Hays Program include:

For more information about these programs, please click here: http://www.cies.org/

The Fulbright Officer for faculty and staff programs at the University of Detroit Mercy is Cate Caldwell, Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Activities (OSPRA).  If you are a faculty member or administrator interested in applying for a Fulbright, please contact Cate at 313-993-1544 or caldwecr@udmercy.edu.

Faculty and administrators from all three campuses are eligible.  Click here for a list of UDM Fulbright Scholars and testimonials.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

More than 1,800 Americans receive grants to study, research or teach abroad with full or partial support from the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.

For more information about the Fulbright Student Program, see the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website: http://eca.state.gov/fulbright/fulbright-programs/program-summaries/student-program

The Fulbright Officer for student programs at the University of Detroit Mercy is Lara Wasner, Director of Language & Cultural Training. If you are a student interested in applying for a Fulbright, or a faculty mentor, please contact Lara at 313-993-1191 or wasnerle@udmercy.edu.