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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar 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 the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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. Citizens

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

2020-2021 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship Announced

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Category: Fulbright News

The U.S. Department of State, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education, are pleased to announce the launch of the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship for the 2020-2021 Competition. The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for selected Fulbright U.S. Student grantees to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

For the 2020-2021 competition, the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship will accept proposals from talented storytellers to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue as an enhancement to a Fulbright research or arts project. National Geographic has expressed a strong interest in projects focused on Oceans and Water, with a particular interest in plastics, community coastal and fishery management, and biodiversity. Project proposals on other topics of interest (including but not limited to science, culture, and conservation) will also be accepted for review and may be selected.

Please visit the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship page to review the award details and eligibility requirements, as well as the Fulbright-National Geographic Application Components section for guidelines on submitting the required supplemental materials. Applications will be accepted in any country with an active Fulbright Open Study/Research Award, with the exception of China.

We encourage you to attend the informational webinar on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00pm ET.

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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. For more information, please visit https://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

The Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including the annual competition for awards, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For further information about the Institute of International Education, please visit iie.org.