Fulbright Program

Fulbright Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa enthusiastically supports the Fulbright Program, which was first introduced in 1945 by Senator J. William Fulbright to fund the promotion of international good will through the bilateral exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science. The Fulbright Program provides individuals chosen for their leadership potential with the opportunity to observe one another’s political, economic, and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world’s inhabitants. It is a flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.


Fulbright for U.S. Students Grants for U.S. students to conduct research or teach English overseas

Fulbright for Foreign Students Grants for foreign graduate students to study or research in the U.S.
Fulbright for U.S. Scholars Grants for U.S. faculty members to conduct research or seek training overseas
Fulbright for Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Grants for foreign educators to be language teaching assistants in the U.S.

For Foreign Fulbrighters coming to UHM:

Principle Contact Person
Brent White,
Chief Global Officer
Email:  brent.white@hawaii.edu
Phone: 1 (520) 730-2947
Office: Hawaii Hall 209L

Institutional Contact for Foreign Fulbright Scholars
Janet Murasaki
International Scholar Specialist, FSIS
Email: janetyz@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-6374
Office: PSB 106 (email for appointment)

Institutional Contact for Fulbright Students
Karen Michael Mikel
Director, International Student Services
Email: kmikel@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-8613
Office: QLC 206 (by appointment)

For UHM Students applying to the Fulbright U.S Student Program:

Fulbright Program Advisor – Undergraduate Students
Betsy Gilliland
Associate Professor Dept. of Second Language Studies
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Email: egillila@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-8810
Office: Moore 403 (by appointment)

Fulbright Program Advisor – Graduate Students
Kristen Connors
Fellowships, Scholarships, and Professional Development Coordinator
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Email: connorsk@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-7542
Office: Spalding 359 (by appointment)

For UHM Faculty applying to the Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program:

Fulbright Faculty Advisor
William Chapman
Professor, American Studies
Email: wchapman@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-8574
Office: Moore 308 (by appointment)