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Fulbright Scholarship

Overview

The Fulbright Program fosters mutual understanding through one-on-one cultural exchange.

Two types of Grants are available:

    • Research/Study Grants- Spend a year abroad in a chosen country to pursue graduate study, and/or conduct independent research.
    • English Teaching Grant - Spend one year as an assistant to teach English as a second language in primary, secondary or university settings (ETA program).

All Fulbright grantees also engage the community through a personal project of their own design.

Award

The program awards approximately 2,000 grants annually and operates in more than 150 countries.

Support includes:

    • Round-trip transportation to the host country
    • Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
    • Limited accident and health insurance

Requirements

  • Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree before the start of the grant.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Qualifications for competitive application

  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent letters of recommendation
  • Study/Research applicants: research experience and strong incentive to study in chosen country or postgraduate program
  • ETA applicants: experience working with youth (teaching, tutoring, coaching, or mentoring) and a strong rationale for teaching in your chosen country
  • Experience with cross cultural adaptation
  • Alignment in long term goals and Fulbright award
  • Some countries require language skills

Important dates

  • Campus Deadline: September 15th
  • National Deadline: October 9th