The Fulbright Specialist Grant Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a unique opportunity for institutions abroad to host a leading U.S. academic or established professional to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects ranging from two to six weeks in length. Project activities aim to build capacity and promote long-lasting linkages between individuals and institutions in the U.S. and around the world.

Fulbright Denmark accepts projects from host institutions with a named specialist in mind OR so-called open projects, where the concept of the project is articulated but no particular specialist is identified.

Project details

Host institutions design collaborative projects in over 20 eligible disciplines, including education, business, law, environmental science, journalism, and public health. Specific project activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering a seminar or workshop
  • Consulting on faculty or workforce development
  • Developing academic or training curricula and materials
  • Co-lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution

You can find examples of previous projects here.


The first step for the prospective host institutions is to contact Fulbright Denmark.

Then the prospective host institutions must submit a project proposal via World Learning’s online portal.

After a project proposal is received, it will be reviewed by Fulbright Denmark. Please note Fulbright Denmark typically receives more project proposals from prospective host institutions than it is able to support with limited funding. Therefore, not all proposals submitted will be approved.

If your project proposal is approved by Fulbright Denmark it must then be approved by multiple offices within the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The goal of the Specialist program is to develop and promote long-term academic and professional linkages between individuals and institutions in Denmark and the U.S.

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  • For specialists: Be a U.S. citizen; and have significant experience in one of the eligible disciplines, as demonstrated by professional, academic, or artistic achievements.
  • For host institutions: Institutions of Higher Education, Government institutions, Cultural institutions, NGOs, Medical or Public Health Institutions.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements and information on how to apply to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster as a specialist, please visit the Fulbright Specialist website. For host institutions, please contact Fulbright Denmark.


The Fulbright Specialist Grant Program welcomes participation from a wide array of institutions, including universities, non-governmental organizations, cultural centers, and medical facilities.

Benefits for host institutions include:

  • Gaining global perspectives from experienced academics and professionals
  • Executing projects that require a rapid response or flexible timeline
    through short-term, year-round exchanges
  • Building sustained relationships with individuals and host institutions in
    the U.S.