EU Inter-Country Lecturing Programme (ILP)

AY 2016-17 Applications are now closed

Inter-Country Travel Lecturing Programme: what it is

Every year US Fulbright Scholars and Distinguished Chairs already researching and/or teaching in an EU country on their Fulbright Award can apply for funding to go to visit a UK higher education and/or research institute through the Inter-Country Lecturing Programme. 

US Fulbright Scholars are encouraged to take advantage of the Inter-Country Travel Grant to foster connections with fellow scholars at institutions in the UK

The Fulbright Commission in the UK will provide an international travel grant to help cover your airfare (round-trip) to the UK from their EU host country.

Grant support is provided for shot visits (up to one week) that allow the Scholar to deliver a lecture either as part of a larger conference or as a one-off lecture/seminar and to meet with faculty to discuss future research collaborations.

The EU Inter-Country Lecture must take place during the US Scholar’s Fulbright Grant Period in an EU country.


Funding is provided up to a value of £250 to support travel only, covering the visiting lecturer’s airfare from the EU host country to the destination city in the UK using the most economical fare.

Travel costs will be reimbursed to the visiting Scholar directly after the visit and against travel tickets and receipts, and a brief report.

The ILP is a great way to connect with colleagues in the EU, discuss research interests, best practice and potential collaborations. It is also an ideal opportunity for US Fulbright Scholars to promote their own research in another country.

How to Apply

Applications for the ILP are reviewed by the US-UK Fulbright Commission on a rolling basis until all grants available are allocated for the Academic Year.

US Fulbright scholars wishing to come to the UK on the ILP should contact the US-UK Fulbright Commission with details of the university they wish to visit and the person there that they are in contact with.

For more information on coming to the UK on the ILP please contact Ana Guerra Pereira, Programme Manager, at 

For those scholars based in the UK for their Fulbright grant who wish to visit another country on the ILP, please be aware that each EU Fulbright Commission will have slightly different requirements, grant benefits and application procedures. For instance, most EU Commissions require the host university to make the formal application rather than the Scholar.

Participating Countries

24 binational European Union Fulbright Commissions participate in the programme: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.

Please note that grant openings vary from country to country and each Commission may have different requirements, grant benefits and application procedures.

The Finish Fulbright Centre (Commission) maintains an updated list of the Current US Fulbright Scholars in all these countries, which can be accessed here.

Around 250 US Scholars and Distinguished Chairs in a variety of academic fields participate in the Fulbright Scholar Programme in Europe.