Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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Fulbright Academic, Arts and English Teaching Assistant Program Grants

2014-2015 Competition Closed

2015-2016 Competition Opens: May 2014


Types of Applications

There are three types of grants offered:

Academic: Applications for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants will be considered for academic study or research, or a combination of the two. Depending on the country of application, grants may be for graduate study which lead toward a degree.

Arts: Applications for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants will be considered for practical training in the creative and performing arts. To review the disciplines that qualify click here.

ETA: The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary, secondary schools or universities overseas - improving foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States while increasing the U.S. student's own language skills and knowledge of the host country.

Types of Applicants

You will apply either through a U.S. institution or At-Large. If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you are required to apply through that institution, even if you are not currently resident there. If you are not currently enrolled, you may apply through your alma mater, provided that the institution is willing and able to accommodate alumni applications.

All other candidates will apply as At-Large applicants from their states of permanent residence, even if they are currently overseas.


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Application procedure for candidates applying through U.S. institutions

The Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) will set a campus application deadline for the institution’s students, which is typically 4-6 weeks earlier than the final October deadline. Please confirm the campus deadline with the FPA.

All candidates applying through a U.S. institution must submit the Fulbright application through the Embark online application system by the campus deadline; all supporting materials as outlined in the Application Components section, must also be included by the campus deadline date.

Once your application has been submitted for institutional review, the Fulbright Program Adviser will schedule a campus interview for you.

Following the interview and before the final deadline in October, you may have the opportunity to revise your application based on feedback provided by the Fulbright Program Adviser and the campus interview committee.

You must work with the Fulbright Program Adviser to ensure that your application is officially submitted and that all supporting documents are attached by the final deadline.
 
Application procedure for At-Large candidates
At-Large candidates must submit their applications through the Embark online application system by the deadline. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documents are attached to the online application, as outlined in the Application Components section.
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All applications must be submitted through the Embark online application system.

Candidates may not apply for more than one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.