Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Kelicia Hollis
Henry Leung
Hong Kong
Creative Writing
Cheryl Yin
Ashley Miller
Art & Architectural History
Aleksandr Sklyar

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 10, 2015

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, 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.

Deadline: (extended to) noon on September 10, 2015

Information Sessions: A U-M Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 1 (final information session before deadline)

Application workshops for final tips and Q & A will be held September 9, 12:00-1:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm in room 1644 SSWB. Work shops are optional and laptops are welcome.  

Advising: After attending an Information Session, students should meet individually with a U-M Fulbright Program Advisor:

  • ​Graduate-level and professional school academic grant applicants should meet with Kelly Peckens (kpeckens@umich.edu, 734.764.9135, schedule an appointment).

  • ​Bachelors-level academic grant applicants, ​Arts grant applicants, English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) applicants, and alumni​ ​should meet with Heather Johnson (hdilla@umich.edu, 734.615.8483,​ view first-come, first-served open advising schedule​).

Online Resources: U-M enrolled students and alumni should join our "Fulbright Resources" site on CTools. Login to CTools using your U-M credentials, click on "Membership", and then "Joinable Sites." Search for "Fulbright Resources" and click to join. Many resources, including Statements of Grant Purpose, Personal Statements, and sample letters of affiliation from previous successful U-M Fulbright applicants are available.

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.