The prestigious Fulbright Program promotes mutual understanding between U.S. citizens and people in various countries. Faculty share their knowledge and experience while internationalizing their teaching and research agendas. The CFI provides application coaching consultations about the Fulbright Program. The CFI also provides other aspects of support for the Fulbright Program. 

Fulbright Planning

1. Plan 2-3 years in advance of intended departure
2. Talk with Unit Heads, Deans, and past JMU Fulbrighters
3. Explore by attending Fulbright information sessions at JMU
4. Enlist coaching from CFI to support your application
5. Apply by the relevant deadline

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Funding Your Fulbright

Fulbright Grants are awarded directly to the person, not the institution. A "JMU Fulbright Enhancement Award" is an opportunity to creatively support your Fulbright utilizing funds provided by the Provost’s Office.  These funds support Unit Heads and Departments in their process of backfilling your teaching and service responsibilities when you are away. For more information, request a Fulbright Consultation.

Typically Academic Units and Colleges reap great benefits from having a Fulbrighter among the faculty. This has been shown with some convincing research on the topic. The rewards are many and ripple into the future after a Fulbrighter returns home and integrates his/her new experiences into curriculum, courses, research projects, study abroad programs, and more.

Video consult on JMU's Fulbright Program

To learn basic information on the Fulbright program and how it works, watch this video entitled "Fulbright Program: A Risk Worth Taking" by Ed Brantmeier, JMU Faculty Fulbright Campus Representative. Click here to request an in-person Fulbright Consultation.

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