Distinguished educators who are selected to participate in the program will:
- Design and implement an inquiry project related to education in the United States and host country.
- Build global networks of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.
- Exchange ideas and best educational practices.
- Develop resources and tools that can be used long after the project ends.
Upon returning home, educators will be expected to share the knowledge and experience gained during the program with educators and students in their home schools and communities.
More about what fellows do:
- Inquiry Project: As part of the application process, educators identify a topic relevant to their own educational practice that can be enhanced by collaboration with colleagues in another country.
- Orientation Workshop: Once selected, fellows gather in Washington, DC, for a professional learning orientation workshop to work with other participants and further develop strategies for the inquiry project design and implementation process.
- International Field Experience: In the fall or spring semester, Fulbright Distinguished fellows travel to their host location for three to six months, where they pursue their inquiry projects with guidance from an advisor at a host institution. Fellows also take courses pertaining to their professional goals. A U.S.–based educational consultant supports fellows virtually throughout the program.
- Online Professional Learning Community: Each Fulbright Distinguished fellow will participate in a virtual global community with other fellows to collaborate and share educational practices.
- Alumni Opportunities: After successfully completing the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program, alumni may apply for grants and participate in global education networks to enhance and sustain the work they began during the program.
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