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 Fulbright Scholars Program; 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 awards is on or around September 15 each year.

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (page coming soon)

The Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) program funds faculty to pursue full-time research abroad for a term of 3-12 months. See the Department of Education’s FRA website for additional details. This is an institutional award funded by the US Department of Education; as such, faculty must apply through the UW-Madison. The FRA restarted in 2022 after a 10-year hiatus. We expect the program to be offered again in 2023 and encourage interested UW-Madison faculty to email the IRIS Awards Office so that we can keep you up-to-date on the coming competition/s.