About the Long-Term Program


The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). It  seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by:

  • Building teachers’ and students’ global competence
  • Sharing of best educational practices internationally

Participants in this three to six month program for U.S. teachers or four month program for international teachers may be based at university-level schools of education, research centers, or educational non-profit organizations. They take courses, lead master classes and seminars, visit local schools, collaborate with each other online and in person, and complete an inquiry project of their own design.

Where to Apply:

All applications must be submitted through the online application system.

If you are a U.S. teacher, you will apply through the Institute of International Education (IIE).

If you are an international teacher, you will apply through the appropriate Fulbright Commission, U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or other Fulbright partner organization in your home country.