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Fulbright Program

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.

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

Contact Information

For Foreign Fulbrighters coming to UHM:

Principle Contact Person
R. Anderson Sutton
Assistant Vice Chancellor for International Programs and Dean of the School for Pacific and Asian Studies
Phone: (808) 956-8818
Office: Moore 309

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

Institutional Contact for Fulbright Students
Karen Michael Mikel
Advisor, International Student Services
Phone: (808) 956-8613
Office: QLC 206 (by appointment)

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

Fulbright Program Advisor - Graduate Students
Julienne Maeda, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Division
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa
Phone: (808) 956-7541
Office: Spalding 358 (by appointment)

Fulbright Program Advisor - Undergraduate Students
Christina Gerhardt
Associate Professor of German
Phone: (808) 956-4182
Office: Moore Bldg. Rm 453 (by appointment)

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

Fulbright Faculty Advisor
William Chapman
Professor, American Studies
Phone: (808) 956-8574
Office: Moore 308 (by appointment)


Competition Timeline for 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Graduate and Undergraduate Student Programs:

UH Manoa Campus Application Deadline: September 8, 2019

UH Manoa Campus Interviews: Mid to Late September, 2019

Final Online Application Deadline: October 8, 2019

United States Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Fulbright Updates:

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800+ U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. View the Catalog of Awards, or contact William Chapman to inquire.