Fulbright Program

Director: Debra Z. Clemans

101 East Hall


Portland State participates in the International Educational Exchange Program authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act. Awards available include those offered by the U.S. government, foreign governments, universities, and private donors. Grants are available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students and alumni for English teaching or advanced research, to qualified faculty for lecturing and research, and to teachers for overseas teacher programs.

Grants for Study, Research, or Teaching Abroad

Fulbright opportunities are announced annually on April 1 with submission deadlines in late Summer/early Fall. The next deadline is September 8, 2016 for the 2017-2018 academic year. Information sessions are held in Spring term. The director manages PSU’s campus interview process and assists applicants throughout the application cycle.

UK Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

Fulbright Summer Programs to the UK are available to undergraduate students with at least two years of study left to complete. Contact Debra Clemans to learn more. Deadlines occur in winter term. 

University Lecturing and/or Advanced Research

The Office of International Affairs provides information to faculty on grants for university lecturing or advanced research. The application deadline for many faculty and professional level programs is August 1 each year. Or contact Debra Clemans to learn about how to invite a scholar from overseas to study, teach, or do research in your department at Portland State University.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

This Fulbright-Hays program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to twelve months. Deadlines vary. Visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html and contact Debra Clemans at clemansd@pdx.edu if you decide to apply.