Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Nathaniel Tuohy
Michael Prentice
South Korea
Aaron Proffitt
Area Studies
Maria Taylor
Art & Architectural History
Benjamin Hicklin
History, General

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Fulbright Program Adviser(s)

Heather Johnson
Fulbright Program Adviser - (Arts grants, and English Teaching Assistantships)
International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1106
Kelly Peckens
Fulbright Program Adviser - (Academic grants)
International Institute
1080 South University, Suite 2660
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1106

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 08, 2014

Eligibility Criteria: To apply through U-M, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni, or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c) have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project. Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M. More

Deadline: Noon on September 8, 2014. Once you submit the online application, your U-M Fulbright Program Advisors will access it and send it to the U-M Campus Evaluation Committee. Students who have complete applications by the campus deadline will be interviewed by a U-M Campus Evaluation Committee in late-September or early-October prior to all U-M applications being forwarded to the national competition in mid-October. The interview, while beneficial, is not mandatory.  Eligible U-M applicants who miss the campus deadline may still apply through the university by submitting their applications by the national deadline (October 14 at 5pm EST).

Information Sessions: Sessions are held from noon - 1:00pm in 1644 School of Social Work Bldg. Laptops are welcome and encouraged. Upcoming sessions will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 19 (for ETA applicants)

Application Submission: All application components must be submitted online. The application pieces include:

  1. Begin the Online Application now!
  2. Statement of Grant Purpose
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Unofficial Transcripts from the Registrar (for all undergraduate and graduate work, if any)
  5. 3 Letters of Recommendation (submitted by referees in the online app)
  6. a Foreign Language Evaluation (if appropriate)
  7. Letter(s) of Affiliation (not for ETA applicants)
  8. Supplementary Materials (ONLY for arts applicants)

Advising: Applicants should familiarize themselves with all sections of the Fulbright website. Pay particular attention to: About, Countries, Application Components, and Applications Tips. Students should also attend an Information Session. After attending an Information Session, students should meet individually with the appropriate Fulbright Program Advisor:

Academic project applicants (undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students)should meet with Kelly Peckens (kpeckens@umich.edu, 734-764-9135, schedule an appointment).

Applicants in the arts, ETA applicants, and alumni should meet with Heather Johnson (hdilla@umich.edu, 734-615-8483, schedule an appointment).

CTools: U-M enrolled students and alumni should join our "Fulbright Resources" site on CTools. Login to CTools, click "Membership," then "Joinable Sites." Search for "Fulbright Resources" and click to join. The statements of our past academic, arts, and ETA grant recipients are available, as well as other resources.

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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.


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.



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.