Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Cathy Chow
English Teaching Assistant
Christopher Fort
Andrew Baker
English Teaching Assistant
Carlina Duan
English Teaching Assistant
Sanjay Jolly

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 11, 2017

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must (a) be U-M students or alumni; (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.  

Campus Deadline: September 11, 2017 (12 pm EST) Those who do not submit by the campus deadline may still apply through U-M, and we will work with you to meet the final deadline. However, those who do not meet the campus deadline forego the benefits of the campus interview.

Advising: Prior to an appointment, applicants should familiarize themselves with all sections of the Fulbright website, paying special attention to the About, Countries, and Applicants sections.  

Questions can be sent to [email protected].

Winter Semester 2017 Information Sessions: Those interested in applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are encouraged to attend the information sessions held by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors. All interested applicants should attend a Step 1 session (“Getting Started with your Application”) before attending the additional information sessions. Each session is held once a month throughout the semester.

Step 1: “Getting Started with your Application”

January 18, February 8, March 8, April 4

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | room 1644 SSWB

A U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisor (FPA) will provide an overview of the program and provide basic details related to the application process.


Step 2: “Finding Fulbright Support”

January 24, February 16, March 14, April 12

12:00 - 1:00 pm | room 1644 SSWB

A U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program advisor (FPA) will detail methods and strategies on making in-country contacts, and provide tips on how to secure affiliations and reference letters for the application.


Step 3: “How to Design a Winning Fulbright Application”

January 26, February 22, March 28, April 18

12:00 - 1:00 pm | room 1644 SSWB

A U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisor (FPA) will detail specific components of the Fulbright application and provide helpful tips on how to design your project, including tips on how to craft successful grant statements.


*Dates, times and locations are subject to change. For more information, please visit our website.

I am a....

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.

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



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.