Inviting a Fulbright Scholar
There are many ways that Texas State can invite an International Fulbright Scholar to campus.
The most common program is the Occasional Lecturer Fund (OLF) with only a simple one-page application. This Fulbright program encourages current non-United States Fulbright scholars to make three-day visits to universities during their stays in the United States. These visits can involve classroom instruction, scholarly presentations, or consultations on curriculum (the broader the goals of the visit, the better). Over the past few years, Texas State has hosted scholars from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe. Departments from across the university have served as hosts, allowing students and faculty access to respected international scholars and teachers.
The University must provide only a per diem allocation and lodging for visitors, while the Fulbright program provides travel funds and a stipend. With funds from the provost and vice president for academic affairs, Daris Hale, Fulbright campus representative, can help provide the needed Texas State monetary contribution for several of these OLF international scholars. Thus, there will be no cost to the hosting department.
The current list of these International Fulbright Scholars can be accessed on the Fulbright Scholar Directory beginning in early October each year. The directory will list scholars' home regions, academic specialties, and dates of stay in the U.S. Because the University must make formal invitations and allow scholars to plan for and process their travel arrangements, interested faculty/departments-schools should anticipate using the fall to plan for a spring semester visit. It is imperative to begin this process early, since visiting scholars are limited to no more than two such OLF-funded trips each.
For more information, contact: Daris Hale