Programme Partners

The seeks a variety of partnerships with organisations passionate about international education.

Since 1948, the US-UK Awards programme has granted over 25,000 life-changing opportunities to American and British citizens to study, research and teach in each other’s country.

We have developed over 70 co-sponsored Awards with higher education, professional and charitable bodies in the USand the UK.

If you or your organisation are interested in working with to support students, academics or other professionals, please contact our Awards team viaprogrammes@fulbright.org.uk.

Partnership and Membership Opportunities for UK Universities

Academic and professional excellence is the entry point: the US-UK is looking for evidence of civic engagement and compassionate leadership. This is what makes a exchange so special and distinctive.

To connect and collaborate with the US-UK , UK universities can:

The US Scholar Programme offers awards for American academics, artists, and professionals to conduct research, carry out professional projects, and/or teach in the UK each year. The majority of these awards have been created through partnership agreements between the US-UK and individual UK universities or organisations.

You can find a complete list of current US Scholar awards offered to the UK here.

Partner Contributions
Partner universities must provide a tuition fees waiver, appropriate access to the university’s facilities, including a workspace, and a stipend or living allowance for the duration of the selected Scholar’s award. Stipend or living allowance contributions must meet the minimum regulations for the Government Authorised Exchange visa (Temporary Worker) and provide a reasonable amount against the cost of living. This is currently set at £3000 per month.

Timeline
To host a US Scholar for the 2025-26 academic year, the US-UK must finalise the partnership agreement and open the award for applications by March 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by March 2025 for arrival in September 2025 at the earliest.

US Scholars are passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to the vision and mission of the US-UK . Contact us to discuss partnering with the US-UK to host a US Scholar.

The US Student Programme offers awards for American postgraduate students to pursue graduate study or conduct research in the UK each year. The majority of these awards have been created through partnership agreements between the US-UK and individual UK universities or organisations.

You can find a complete list of current US Student awards offered to the UK here.

Partner Contributions
Partner universities must provide a tuition fees waiver, appropriate access to the university’s facilities, and a stipend or living allowance for the duration of the selected Student’s award. We use the UK Research and Innovation ‘Minimum amount for student stipends and allowances’ as a guide when setting stipend amounts. These must also align with any minimum amount stipulated by UK visa regulations.

Timeline
To host a US Student for the 2025-26 academic year, the US-UK must finalise the partnership agreement and open the award for applications by March 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by March 2025 for arrival in September 2025.

US Students are passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to the vision and mission of the US-UK . Contact us to discuss partnering with the US-UK to host a US Student.

The Specialist Programme provides funding for short-term collaborative projects at UK universities or organisations with a leading US academic or professional. The programme is initiated by the host institution in the UK who develop projects in line with their own goals and values and apply for a Specialist to work with them to achieve those goals. Past Specialist projects have included seminars, master classes, workshops, consultancies on faculty and professional development, staff and volunteer training, and more.

The programme is cost-shared between the US Department of State and the UK host institution. The UK host institution must cover the in-country costs of lodging, meals, and transport for the Specialist.

To host a Specialist:

Submit the Host Institution Application: The application includes a project overview (objectives, activities, summary of how the project will promote continued collaboration); timeline, and budget.

Get Matched with a Specialist: Host institutions can nominate a specific Specialist for their project; or they can submit a list of desired criteria/qualifications/skills for the Specialist and choose from a shortlist sent by the US-UK .

Contact us to get started.

“Student engagement [in the Specialist project] was a big win – their hands-on participation in the events, organization, speaking – it was all hugely valuable.”

- Alix Green, Specialist institutional host, University of Essex

“I came with a set of questions and could experience these places in a new way and expand my thinking… the interdisciplinary aspect of the project was quite remarkable and useful.”

- Donna Graves, Specialist to the University of Essex

The US-UK encourages UK universities to name a dedicated point of contact on their campus to work with Commission staff and alumni to promote the Programme and encourage applications from their faculty and students.

The Programme in the US works with over 1,600 programme advisors at universities across the country in a similar capacity. Consulting programme advisors has given prospective US applicants a personal perspective on the impact of a award, an understanding of the extensive alumni network, and more.

Contact us for more information.

“The wide range of expert webinars and the opportunity to engage more holistically with has been very much welcomed by the University”.

- University of Nottingham

The US-UK sponsors an annual membership subscription programme for interested UK universities.

Through deep-dive conversations with US-UK staff, bespoke annual membership reports, webinars and video spotlights, and an annual virtual US-UK University Exhibition, members are provided with access to: connections and networks; data and intelligence to inform their international education strategies; and activities to help grow their US cohorts.

Contact us to discuss becoming a member. Annual membership fees are based on a university’s total income.

Partnership Opportunities for UK Organisations

To connect and collaborate with the US-UK , UK organisations can:

The US Scholar Programme offers awards for American academics, artists, and professionals to conduct research, carry out professional projects, and/or teach in the UK each year. The majority of these awards have been created through partnership agreements between the US-UK and individual UK universities or organisations.

You can find a complete list of current US Scholar awards offered to the UK here.

Partner Contributions
Partner organisations must provide appropriate access to the organisation’s facilities, including a dedicated workspace, and a stipend or living allowance for the duration of the selected Scholar’s award. Stipend or living allowance contributions must meet the minimum regulations for the Government Authorised Exchange visa (Temporary Worker) and provide a reasonable amount against the cost of living. This is currently set at £3000 per month.

Timeline
To host a US Scholar for the 2025-26 academic year, the US-UK must finalise the partnership agreement and open the award for applications by March 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by March 2025 for arrival in September 2025 at the earliest.

US Scholars are passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to the vision and mission of the US-UK . Contact us to discuss partnering with the US-UK to host a US Scholar.

The US Student Programme offers awards for American postgraduate students to pursue graduate study or conduct research in the UK each year. The majority of these awards have been created through partnership agreements between the US-UK and individual UK universities or organisations.

You can find a complete list of current US Student awards offered to the UK here.

Partner Contributions
Partner organisations must provide a tuition fees waiver, appropriate access to the university’s facilities, and a stipend or living allowance for the duration of the selected Student’s award. We use the UK Research and Innovation ‘Minimum amount for student stipends and allowances’ as a guide when setting stipend amounts. These must also align with any minimum amount stipulated by UK visa regulations.

Timeline
To host a US Student for the 2025-26 academic year, the US-UK must finalise the partnership agreement and open the award for applications by March 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by March 2025 for arrival in September 2025.

US Students are passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to the vision and mission of the US-UK . Contact us to discuss partnering with the US-UK to host a US Student.

The Specialist Programme provides funding for short-term collaborative projects at UK universities or organisations with a leading US academic or professional. The programme is initiated by the host institution in the UK who develop projects in line with their own goals and values and apply for a Specialist to work with them to achieve those goals. Past Specialist projects have included seminars, master classes, workshops, consultancies on faculty and professional development, staff and volunteer training, and more.

The programme is cost-shared between the US Department of State and the UK host institution. The UK host institution must cover the in-country costs of lodging, meals, and transport for the Specialist.

To host a Specialist:

Submit the Host Institution Application: The application includes a project overview (objectives, activities, summary of how the project will promote continued collaboration); timeline, and budget.

Get Matched with a Specialist: Host institutions can nominate a specific Specialist for their project; or they can submit a list of desired criteria/qualifications/skills for the Specialist and choose from a shortlist sent by the US-UK .

Contact us to get started.

Partnership Opportunities for US Universities

To connect and collaborate with the US-UK , US universities can:

The US-UK is seeking US university partners to establish three-to-12-month awards for UK academics, artists, and professionals to conduct research, carry out professional projects, and/or teach in the US each year. You can find a complete list of current Scholar awards offered to the US here.

Partner Contributions
Partner universities must provide insurance and a stipend for the duration of the selected Scholar’s award. This stipend is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation, and maintenance costs the Scholar will incur while in the US.

Timeline
To host a UK Scholar for the 2025-26 academic year, the US-UK must finalise the partnership agreement and open the award for applications by March 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by March 2025 for departure in August 2025 at the earliest.

Scholars are passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to the vision and mission of the US-UK . Contact us to discuss partnering with the US-UK to host a Scholar.

Th US-UK is seeking US university partners to establish fully funded awards for UK postgraduate students to pursue graduate study in the US each year. You can find a complete list of current Student awards offered to the US here.

Partner Contributions
Partner universities must provide insurance, a tuition and fees waiver, and a stipend or living allowance for the duration of the selected Student’s award. The stipend can come in the form of an assistantship, direct funding, or other funding sources.

Timeline
To host a UK Student for the 2025-26 academic year, the US-UK must finalise the partnership agreement and open the award for applications by February 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by August 2024 for departure in August 2025.

Students are passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to the vision and mission of the US-UK . Contact us to discuss partnering with the US-UK to host a Student.

Our Partners in the UK

Our Partners in the US