Faculty External Opportunities

Listed below are an extensive list of opportunities to support faculty research, training, service, career advancement, and other experiences at the global level. Each linked program can provide more information and steps to apply. If you have questions, or need support in planning funding and proposal strategies, please email us at cgs@uwyo.edu.


Fulbright Opportunities

Fulbright allows you to teach, research, or do administration abroad for periods ranging from two months to one year. There are a variety of programs, so view each webpage for more information. Common programs include:

  • Teaching - teach courses in a foreign country
  • Teaching/Research - a combination of teaching and research
  • Research - depending on the project and circumstances, you may have to satisfy IRB requirements at UWyo and specific requirements with your host institution
  • Distinguished professor - consider this option if you are a full professor; often fewer people apply and the pay can be higher


Fulbright Scholar Awards: Deadline  September 16th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST https://fulbrightscholars.org/us-scholar-awards

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards: Deadline September 16th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST https://fulbrightscholars.org/us-scholar-awards

Fulbright Postdoctoral Awards: Deadline September 16th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST https://fulbrightscholars.org/us-scholar-awards

Fulbright International Education Administrator Awards: Deadline September 16th, 2024 by 5:00 PM EST https://fulbrightscholars.org/us-scholar-awards

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program: Deadline TBA https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/fulbright-hays.html


Council on Foreign Relations Fellowships

Applications are now open for International Affairs Fellowship programs, through the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). CFR has a longstanding commitment to making the foreign policy community in the United States more representative of American society as a whole and actively seeks fellowship candidates from diverse backgrounds. Currently available programs include (but are not limited to) the:

  • International Affairs Fellowship
  • International Affairs Fellowship in Canada
  • International Affairs Fellowship in Indonesia
  • International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
  • Robert E. Belfer International Affairs Fellowship in European Security
  • International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars


Applications are open between August 15 and October 31, 2024, for the 2025–26 fellowship cycle. To apply, visit: https://www.cfr.org/fellowships


The Ambassador's Distinguished Scholar Program: Ethiopia

The Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Program offers a unique opportunity for a diverse set of qualified academics to advance scholarship in Ethiopia as full-time teaching faculty members at Ethiopian institutions of higher education. The aim of the program is to strengthen Ethiopian universities’ capacity to teach and manage undergraduate and graduate programs and enhance research capacity within Ethiopian universities.

Application open June 1-30, 2024. To apply, visit: https://www.iie.org/programs/ambassadors-distinguished-scholars-program-ethiopia/


Japan~United States Friendship Commission

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) is a grant-making agency that supports research, education, public affairs and exchange, and promotes scholarly, cultural and artistic activities between Japan and the United States.  Its mission is to maintain reciprocal people-to-people understanding, and stimulate partnerships that advance common interests between the two countries. JUSFC also serves to maintain expertise on Japan Studies throughout U.S. academic and professional institutions. The agency generally does not operate its own programs. It supports academic and non-profit organizations that conceptualize and execute U.S.-Japan training, research and exchange programs.

Application deadline is July 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. EDT, 2024. To apply, visit: https://www.jusfc.gov/grant_program/


The Berlin Prize

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2024-25.

The Academy seeks to enrich transatlantic discussion in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and public policy through the development and communication of projects of the highest merit. Past recipients include anthropologists, historians, literary and legal scholars, philosophers, writers of fiction and nonfiction, journalists, translators, musicologists, sociologists, economists, political scientists, diplomats, and public policy experts. While the Academy supports projects from a wide range of disciplines, some fellowships are granted to projects covering specific topics, including those seeking innovative solutions to major global issues such as climate change or armed conflict; projects in political economy; biotechnology and public health; Jewish studies; and migration and social integration.

The application deadline for 2024-25 is now closed. The application for 2025-26 will be announced soon.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.americanacademy.de/apply/apply-for-a-fellowship/

For inquiries, please contact Thomas Castañeda: tc@americanacademy.de; phone +49-30-80483 ext.121.


The Rome Prize

The American Academy in Rome annually awards the Rome Prize to support innovative work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence.

The application deadline for 2024 is now closed. The application for 2025 will be announced soon.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize


Institute of International Education

The Institute of International Education (IIE) manages programs in over 180 countries.

Ongoing Grants Available


International and Foreign Language Education

The International and Foreign Language Education office administers domestic and overseas grant and fellowship programs that strengthen foreign language instruction, international teaching and research, professional development, and curriculum development:


The Fulbright-Hays Program provide overseas funding to U.S. educators to participate in overseas study and research:


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