Faculty and Staff

All of the centers that make up IRIS support research and professional advancement of affiliated faculty and staff. Visit center websites to learn more.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program (FSP) offers U.S. faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars. Applicants apply directly to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars; there is no campus component of any of the competitions. Questions about the various programs and application processes can be directed to Mark Lilleleht in the IRIS Awards Office. The application deadline for most Academic Year 2020-2021 awards is September 16, 2019 – a month and a half later than previous years!

Incubator Grants for Interdisciplinary Research in Regional and International Studies

The UW-Madison’s International Division, working through its Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS), announces a competition for small grants designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research in international or regional studies by UW-Madison faculty members across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Application deadline for 2017 grants was March 17, 2017. There will be no competition in 2018.