Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Ellen Nigro
Museum Studies
Sara Sajer
English Teaching Assistantship
Linda Halfacre
English Teaching Assistantship
Marta Shakhazizian
English Teaching Assistantship
Shane Sanders
English Teaching Assistant

University of Delaware

Fulbright Program Adviser(s)

Dr. Lisa Chieffo
Institute for Global Studies
Univ. of Delaware
Clayton 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, 2019

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

Priority Draft Application Deadline (Recommended): July 10 at 5:00 p.m.

If applicants wish to be assigned a UD faculty mentor to work with them during July and August they must do the following by July 1:  

Initiate an application in Fulbright's Embark system and submit the following to Katharine Kerrane (kck@udel.edu) as e-mail attachments:

·        a draft of the Statement of Grant Purpose (max 2 pages for research, 1 page for ETA, as a Word document, MUST be labeled with: name, essay type [Statement of Grant Purpose] and version 1;

·        a draft of the Personal Statement (max of 1 page, MUST be labeled with name, essay type [Personal Statement] and version 1), as a Word document;

·        for research/study proposals, a copy or current status of the institutional affiliation letter;

·        the names, emails, and titles of three recommenders, and their relationship to the applicant.

UD Fulbright Deadline (Mandatory): September 15 by 5:00 p.m. or by 8:00 a.m. the next business day if the University is closed on September 15.

By 5:00 pm September 15 students should submit their full application to Fulbright via the Embark site, and ensure that all recomendations and the language evaluation (if required) have also been submitted. Fulbright Program Advisor Lisa Chieffo will download the full dossier and distribute to the committee for review prior to the campus interview.

Candidates should have a faculty member or UD staff member review and provide feedback on both essays before the Sept. 15 deadline.

Campus Interview:  After September 15 each candidate will be interviewed by the campus committee, which will submit a written evaluation to Fulbright.  Applicants should be prepared to:

* discuss why they wish to conduct research or teach English in the particular country;

* discuss how the Fulbright fits into their future educational and professional plans. 

AFter the interview Lisa Chieffo will change each applicant's status in Embark from "Submitted" to "In Progress", thereby allowing candidates to incorporate any suggested changes into the application. 

Applicants are responsible for submitting all documents via the Embark system by Fulbright's deadline (October 9, 2018).

For downloadable information sheets and the interest meeting power point, go to http://www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad/information/additionalops.html

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.