Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: Peer Review

Thank you for your interest in joining a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Peer Review committee. These passionate, dedicated reviewers are vital in the review and selection process. The Institute of International Education (IIE) organizes committees based on discipline expertise and world region experience.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is an annual competition, with the following timeline:

  • February: U.S. Scholar Program competition opens.
  • Spring-Summer: IIE identifies and places reviewers on Peer Review committees.
  • September 15: U.S. Scholar Program competition closes. IIE screens applications for program eligibility and completeness.
  • Early October: Peer Review committee members access and evaluate applications.
  • Mid-October through mid-November: Peer Review committees meet to discuss the applications, and to come to consensus on whether applications are recommended for further consideration in the host country.

Please complete this short survey and email your current CV/resume to PeerReview@iie.org, if you have not done so already.
Criteria for Peer Review Committee Membership
  • Reviewers must possess a terminal degree in a relevant academic or professional field, such as Ph.D., MFA, or JD, and/or equivalent experience (at least five years of industry-related experience) for those outside academia (e.g., professionals, practitioners, artists).
  • Reviewers must have at least five years of experience as a full-time faculty member or equivalent experience as a researcher or professional in a non-academic position. For academics, the rank of Associate Professor or higher is preferred.
  • Reviewers must possess current knowledge of the field and have demonstrated professional growth, accomplishments, and recognition appropriate for their career stage. Evidence of accomplishments and recognition may include relevant publications, presentations, exhibitions, compositions, performances, institutional research support, grants and fellowships, thesis advising, teaching awards, etc.
  • For some peer review committees, in addition to the qualification above, reviewers should have international experience. This may include a previous Fulbright grant, or other teaching, research, and/or professional experience in a country outside the United States.

    Note: Prospective reviewers should reside in the U.S.
1. Do you meet the criteria described above?
3. Please confirm your interest and availability.
5. Have you ever received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar award?
This includes all programs within the U.S. Scholar program, including the Fulbright Arctic Program, German Studies Seminar, International Education Administrator Seminars, NEXUS, and New Century Scholars.

This does not include the Fulbright Specialist Program or the Fulbright Student Program.


The peer review process is managed by IIE on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The team can be reached at PeerReview@iie.org.

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