Appointing a Fulbright Program Adviser
Colleges and universities in the U.S. are encouraged to appoint a Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) to recruit and assist students in the application process for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
FPAs are often picked from faculty or administration of an institution to promote, advise, and evaluate student applicants. If appropriate with their other responsibilities, FPAs can be professors and/or administrators who can serve as a guide for students throughout the application process. FPAs are appointed by the dean, provost, or president of an institution.
New FPAs are encouraged to attend FPA events either in person or through webinars. Fulbright training resources are free and open to any designated FPA. Upcoming FPA events can be found on FPA Information Events.
To see if there is currently an FPA appointed at your institution please go to Search for a Fulbright Program Adviser.
To appoint an FPA:
- The president/dean/provost/current FPA or other approved supervisor should contact IIE with a letter or email of appointment. If there is a Primary FPA already on file for that institution, the letter should also specify whether the current Primary FPA should be left in that role and the new FPA added as Secondary, removed from the system entirely, or be designated as a Secondary FPA (as the new FPA will be serving as Primary). The appointment must include:
- Full name
- Email address
- Office address/campus location, and
- Phone number of the FPA as it should appear on the Fulbright website.
- Institutions may appoint multiple FPAs to help with the wide range of duties included in the advising and application process. Institutions with multiple FPAs must designate a Primary FPA to be the main point of contact for IIE. All other FPAs will be referred to as Secondary FPAs. Primary FPAs may designate Secondary FPAs as necessary. The main difference between Primary and Secondary FPAs is access to the Slate application management system, which is only given to the Primary FPA.
- Once approved, an FPA will receive a welcome email with information on system logins and resources for managing Fulbright on campus.
Fulbright Program Advisers work with applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. If you are interested in becoming or appointing a Fulbright Scholar Liaison to work with faculty interested in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, please visit: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Liaison.