Funding for International Activities

Fulbright Scholar Awards for Faculty and Professionals

The GPS Alliance is the University of Minnesota campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar programs. Applications for current-year Fulbright awards are usually made available during the spring.

  • The application deadline for traditional lecturing and research awards worldwide is August 1st, a year in advance of travel.
  • The searchable awards catalog is available online.

Faculty Fulbright Mentors

The following University of Minnesota faculty have been awarded a Fulbright in the past and are willing to discuss their experience and review and critique project proposals for Fulbright applicants. If you are interested in talking to one of these volunteers, please contact them directly.

David Biesboer
Department of Plant Biology
Brazil: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Lecturing/Research: Nitrogen Cycling in the Coastal Lagoons of Rio de Janeiro State (2001)

Victoria Coifman
Department of Afro-American and African Studies
Guinea: University of Conakry
Lecturing and research: West African history, African cities, and methods for use of oral tradition in writing African and African American history (2000-01)

Susan Galatowitsch
Department of Horticulture Science
South Africa: University of Cape Town
Lecturing and research: Restoration ecology; restoring native vegetation to the Cape Fynbos of South Africa (2002-03)

Lisa Hilbink
Department of Political Science
Spain: Juan March Foundation
Research: Judging for Democracy? Spanish Judges in Comparative Perspective (2007)

Elizabeth Lightfoot
School of Social Work
Namibia: University of Namibia
Lecturing and research: Social Work and Community Development; Exploring HIV/AIDS Information and Services to People with Disabilities (2008-09)

Mary Jane Madden
Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health
Turkey: Hacettepe University
Lecturing: Nursing administration and leadership and nursing research (2002-03)

Michael Semmens
Department of Civil Engineering
Norway: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Research: Advanced Membrane Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment (2007)

Previous Recipients

The national office provides an online directory of current and recent U.S. Fulbright recipients and Fulbright Visiting Scholars in the United States. They are listed by discipline, home geographic area, name, and host geographic area. In addition, the GPS Alliance keeps a list of U of M recipients since 1988:

Other Fulbright Opportunities

Current Visiting Fulbright Scholars in the U.S.
Directory and information on how to request a visit to your campus or community. They are listed by discipline, home geographic area, name, host institution states, special programs, and seminar programs.

More Information

Campus Representative