Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Past Grantees
Joel Palmer
English Teaching Assistant
Alexandra Davis
South Africa
Urban Development & Planning
Emily Grubb
International Relations
Alyssa Hull
Matthew Werth
English Teaching Assistant Award

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, 2017

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

Priority Draft Application Deadline (Recommended): July 1 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);

·        a draft of the Personal Statement (max of 1 page);

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

·        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.

Please submit as electronic attachments to lchieffo@udel.edu. Documents include:

·        completed application form downloaded as pdf from Fulbright's site (ONE multi-page pdf document, not multiple documents of one page each)

On the Embark application go to “Application Inspector”.  Choose preview option and download entire as a PDF.  Do not hit “submit”.  Application components must include:

·        personal statement

·        statement of grant purpose

·        transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

·        language self-evaluation where appropriate

·        letter of affiliation (not needed for ETA applicants)

Candidates must ensure that recommendations and language evaluations have been uploaded electronically to Fulbright's site by 5:00 pm on September 15.  Lisa Chieffo will be able to access these recommendations through the Embark site.


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. 

Candidates are advised not to submit the application electronically to Fulbright until after the campus interview so they may incorporate any suggested changes into the application. 

Submit all documents via the Embark system by Fulbright's deadline (mid-October)

For dowloadable 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.