Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Elizabeth Hetterly
Public Health
Kathrinne Duffy
Area Studies
Isabelle Havet
Art & Architectural History
Liza Melms
English Teaching Assistantship
Corina Weidinger
Art & Architectural History

University of Delaware

Fulbright Program Adviser(s)

Dr. Lisa Chieffo
Institute for Global Studies
Univ. of Delaware
26 E. Main St., Elliott Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Dr. Daniel Bottomley
Associate Director, Global Contracts and Grants
Institute for Global Studies
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 15, 2015

Current undergraduates should inquire with Lisa Chieffo; graduate students and alumni should contact Daniel Bottomley.

Please submit all documents as electronic attachments to lchieffo@udel.edu by 5:00 pm on September 15 or by 8:00 am the next business day if the University is closed on September 15.  The deadline for Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship applications is December 1. Documents include:

  • completed application form downloaded as pdf from Fulbright's site (ONE multi-page pdf document, not multiple documents of one page each)
  • personal statement*
  • statement of grant purpose*
  • transcript (unofficial is adequate for UD purposes)
  • language self-evaluation where appropriate
  • letter of affiliation (not needed for ETA applicants)
  • critical language enhancement award sheet if applying

Candidates must ensure that recommendations and language evaluations have been uploaded electronically to Fulbright's site by 5:00 pm on September 15 (or December 1 for Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship applications).

The application dossier must be complete upon submission. INCOMPLETE DOSSIERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  DO NOT SUBMIT DOCUMENTS PIECEMEAL. 

*Candidates should have a faculty member or the UD FPA review and give feedback on both written statements before submission to the FPA by Sept. 15/Dec. 1.

After October 1 or December 1 each candidate will be interviewed by the campus faculty committee.  Candidates should come to the interview prepared to discuss why they wish to conduct research or teach English in their particular country of choice, as well as how the Fulbright fits into their future educational and professional plans.  Candidates are advised not to submit their applications electronically to Fulbright until after their campus interview in case the committee suggests changes to be incorporated into their application.  After the interview the FPA will submit a written evaluation of each candidate to Fulbright.

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.



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.