Fulbright Scholars and Programs

As reported by the Institute of International Education, the Fulbright Scholar Program "provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools."

Fulbright opportunities for U.S. and international students and U.S. and international scholars as well as the Classroom Teacher Exchange, Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, and Distinguished Awards in Teaching, are all described here.


Check out M. Scott Harris' first blog post on arriving in Greece is here.

arriving in greece

CofC Associate Professor of Geology & Environmental Geosciences M. Scott Harris is featured here.

M. Scott Harris

M. Scott Harris

Charleston, South Carolina
College of Charleston
Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Ph.D. University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Scott’s geological interests focus on modern and ancient shorelines, their response to sea level rise, and the preservation of the remnant geological layers on modern continental shelves and adjacent coastal plains. Utilizing different geophysical and direct measurement techniques, he spends a lot of time on boats and on land collecting information that often helps inform archaeologists about site-formation processes and paleolandscapes. He will be affiliated with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, working closely with Dr. Niki Evelpidou on submerged shorelines and developing paleolandscape reconstructions throughout the Holocene.


The College of Charleston has again been named a Fulbright top producer for the 2015 – 2016 academic year!  We are tied for second place for number of Fulbright Scholars among masters’ institutions. See the Chronicle of Higher Education announcement here.

Our 2015 – 2016 Fulbright Scholars are 1) Michael (Scott) Harris, Geology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; 2) Steven Johnson, Studio Art, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath College of Fine Arts, Bangalore; 3) David Owens, Marine Biology, Mawlamyine University, Myanmar.


The Graduate School will host a FULBRIGHT FACULTY INFORMATION SESSION as part of the 2016 Graduate Education Week on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:30pm. The session will take place in Stern Center Room 206.

Fulbright Flyer

March 25 2015: College has Record Number of Student Fulbright Applicants

February 12 2015: College is a Fulbright top producer for the 2014-2015 academic year

Featured Fulbright Recipient Profiles

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May 19 2014:  Professor Wins Fulbright To Study Tribal Children in India

Encouraging Student Interest in Turtle Research in Myanmar


This fall Dave Owens, Emeritus Professor of Biology, began his fulbright assignment in Myanmar where he is teaching and conducting research as part of the Marine Sciences Department at Mawlamyine University.
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Examining Irish Society's Views on Reproduction


Associate Professor of History Cara Delay received a year-long Fulbright Scholar fellowship to begin researching and writing Desolate Journeys: Reproduction and Motherhood in Ireland.
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Knee-Deep in Berlin Culture, Politics


Professor of History Rich Bodek received a Fulbright fellowship and traveled to Berlin, Germany this summer to participate in the “Germany and Jewish Studies Today” seminar.
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Conducting Research and Developing Curriculum in the Himalayas


In Spring 2013, John Crotts, a Fulbright recipient and professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management continued his scholarship in India at H.N.B.Garhwal University.
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Scholarship in China Included Establishing Curriculum


Kay Smith, Associate Vice President for the Academic Experience, traveled throughout China as part of her Fulbright Scholarship in fall 2011 and spring 2012. She gave a total of 23 presentations in many different cities across Asia.
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