Fulbright Specialist Program for U.S. academics

The Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity to strenghten cooperation between Polish institutions and U.S. academics and established professionals.

The Fulbright Specialist Program allows universities, cultural centers, non-governmental organizations, and other institutions abroad to host a leading U.S. academic or professional to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects.

Fulbright Specialists are a diverse group of highly experienced, well-established faculty members and professionals who represent a wide variety of academic disciplines and professions. In order to be eligible to serve as a Fulbright Specialist, candidates must have significant experience in their respective professional field and be a U.S. citizen at time of application.

Upon returning to the U.S., program participants are able to contribute their newly gained knowledge and intercultural experience to their home institution or organization. Program participants will also become part of a network of thousands of accomplished Fulbright alumni, opening the door to additional grant possibilities, enhanced career development, and alumni networking and leadership opportunities.


Spanning a wide range of professional and academic fields, Fulbright Specialist projects have an educational or training focus, address institutional priorities, and promote beneficial linkages between American and Polish host institutions.

  • Delivering a seminar or workshop
  • Consulting on faculty or workforce development
  • Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution
  • Developing academic or training curricula and materials


U.S. Department of State covers costs of international and domestic airfare, visa fees, incidentials and daily honorarium. Host institution is responsible for covering costs of lodging, meals and ground transporation.


Fulbright Specialist activities fall within select eligible disciplines, each with designated specializations. Full list of disciplines is presented in this .pdf file

For details visit: https://en.fulbright.edu.pl/specialist/?_ga=2.141722106.930177107.1613376653-1779783842.1613376653


Paulina Kubylis