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Fulbright Program

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa enthusiastically supports the Fulbright Program, which was first introduced in 1945 by Senator J. William Fulbright to fund the promotion of international good will through the bilateral exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.

The Fulbright Program provides individuals chosen for their leadership potential with the opportunity to observe one another's political, economic, and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. It is a flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Grants for U.S. students to conduct research or teach English overseas

Grants for foreign graduate students to study or research in the U.S.

Grants for U.S. faculty members to conduct research or seek training overseas

Grants for foreign educators to be language teaching assistants in the U.S.

 

Contact Information

For Foreign Fulbrighters coming to UHM:

Principle Contact Person
R. Anderson Sutton
Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Programs and Dean of the School for Pacific and Asian Studies
Email: rasutton@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-8818
Office: Moore 309

Fulbright Foreign Students Advisor
Martha Staff
Assistant Director, International Student Services
Email: mstaff@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-8613
Office: QLC 206

Administrative Official for Fulbright Scholars
Sara Otis
International Exchange Specialist, Mānoa International Exchange
Email: sotis@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-3101
Office: QLC 206 (by appointment)

For UHM Students applying to the Fulbright U.S Student Program:

Fulbright Program Advisor - Graduate Students
Julienne Maeda, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Education
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Email: julienne@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-8950
Office: Spalding 359 (by appointment)

Fulbright Program Advisor - Undergraduate Students
Sara Otis
International Exchange Specialist, Mānoa International Exchange
Email: sotis@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-956-3101
Office: QLC 206 (by appointment)

For UHM Faculty applying to the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program:

Fulbright Faculty Advisor
Diane Perushek
Director of Global Relations & Assoc. Director, Center for Chinese Studies
Email: perushek@hawaii.edu
Phone: 808-944-7503
Office: 101 Physical Sciences Building (by appointment)

Fulbright

 

COMPETITION TIMELINE for 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Program:

  • Application Opens: May 2014
  • UH Manoa Campus Application Deadline: September 14, 2014
  • Final Online Application Deadline: October 14, 2014
  • National Screenings Committee Meetings: Nov/Dec 2014
  • Students notified of Recommendation Status: Feb 2015
  • Students notified of Final Selection: March-May 2015

 

 

Fulbright Updates:

  • 2013-14 UHM faculty Fulbright recipients and visiting Fulbright scholars.
    View complete list

  • The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800+ U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. The 2015-16 Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition opens on Feb 1st. View the Catalog of Awards, or contact Diane Perushek to inquire.

  • A word of advice from CIES the deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 1st. Read more...

  • Advice before Fulbright U.S. Scholar Application Deadline - from CIES Read more...

  • Public Fulbright Talk on August 26, 2014
    By Gitiara Nasreen, UHM Ph.D. and Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Professor Nasreen currently holds a Fulbright fellowship at Howard University and will come to UHM under the auspices of the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund. See poster for full details...