Outreach Lecturing Fund, Fulbright Program

The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for campuses to virtually host Fulbright Visiting Scholars, already in the United States, for short-term speaking engagements. The OLF award is designed to enrich both institutions and Visiting Scholars through lectures that will promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding. Additionally, the OLF seeks to build relationships and partnerships with institutions that are currently underrepresented within the Fulbright Program as a means to promote future opportunities. These Priority Institutions include: Minority Serving Institutions, Community Colleges, Small Liberal Arts Colleges, Women’s Colleges and Art Colleges, and geographically underrepresented institutions.

General Eligibility:

  • A representative of the institution requesting an OLF visit from a Fulbright Visiting Scholar must serve as the applicant for the OLF award. 
  • The scholar must be on a grant of at least three months, and they cannot undertake an OLF award during the last month of their Fulbright exchange.
  • The applying institution is responsible for identifying a current Visiting Scholar and inviting them to participate. Download current list of eligible Visiting Scholars to identify potential scholars to invite for an OLF award. While the Fulbright Program cannot share individuals’ email addresses, you may be able to reach them by searching their host institution’s public directory, or by reaching out to their supervisor as listed in the spreadsheet (as full-time faculty members, their contact information is typically in their university’s public directory).
  • OLF benefits received by the Fulbrighter are taxable, and Fulbrighters will need to supply a valid SSN or ITIN through their scholar portal in order to participate in the program.


  • ArchiveFulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund – How to Apply Spring 2020 (January 15, 2020 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST)
  • OLF Flyer

Grant Duration

The OLF program is currently offering opportunities for institutions to host Visiting Scholars virtually. As a host institution, you will work directly with the scholar to build a timeline of events.Deadline Description

Contact Us:
Carmel Geraghty, OLF@iie.org


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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