Checklist for Fulbright-mtvU Applicants

Starting the Application

   All candidates for Fulbright-mtvU awards apply at-large from their home states.

   Carefully review the program summary for the country to which you are applying.

   Consult the Required Supplementary Materials For Arts Applicants for the specific creative/performing arts field.

   Request feedback from professors/artists on putting together a professional portfolio of supplementary material to be reviewed by the National Screening Committee.

   Draft a Statement of Grant Purpose that is feasible and culturally appropriate for the country of application.

   Identify a potential affiliation in the host country and make contact with an appropriate person there who might be able to serve as your adviser and who could write the Affiliation Letter for the Fulbright application. Provide the author of the affiliation letter with a summary of the proposed project.

   Draft a Personal Statement that provides the screening committee members with a fuller picture of who and what has motivated you to pursue this Fulbright opportunity.

   Design an achievable Fulbright-mtvU Documentation and Outreach Plan.

   Consult with professors and/or colleagues in the arts community with background in the country to which you are applying or those who have expertise in the field of study of the proposed project.

   Solicit critiques on the draft Statement of Grant Purpose from professors, advisers, mentors, colleagues, etc., and make revisions, as appropriate.

   Contact 3 individuals to write the reference letters. These individuals should be the 3 people who can best speak to your ability to carry out the project being proposed. You should provide a copy of the Statement of Grant Purpose to each reference writer.

   Contact the professor or other professional foreign language instructor who will complete the Foreign Language Evaluation form for the application (for candidates submitting Foreign Language Evaluations.)

   Obtain transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

Before Submitting the Application

   Make sure that all of the required fields on the Biographical Data pages have been filled in, including the Project Title and Abstract of Proposal sections.

   Check to make sure that the Statement of Grant Purpose, the Personal Statement, and the transcripts have been uploaded into the correct sections of the application.

   Confirm that recommenders and language evaluators have submitted their documents.

   Double-check the supplementary materials to make sure that they have been uploaded properly and can be viewed/heard (for candidates applying in a creative or performing arts field).

   Preview the complete application in the Embark system.

   Print a copy of the application for your records.