Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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2 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Awards in the Arts

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to two awards are offered to students in the visual fine arts (painting, print-making, sculpture, photography) or music (composition, instrumental, or vocal performance). Awardees will be joint recipients of the Fulbright grant (maintenance and travel allowance) and the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship (in the form of a free live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris). 

Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period will be from October 1 to June 30.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Graduating seniors, advanced graduate students, doctoral candidates, and those with professional experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. In the Fulbright online application system, applicants should include "Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation" and "Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor" in relation to their language proficiency.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Applicants are encouraged to establish contact with specialists in their fields before applying for a grant, and to solicit invitations to study under them. Although the Fulbright Commission in France prefers affiliation with accredited institutions (schools of art and music conservatories), applicants may be authorized to study with private teachers. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Grantees will be given a free live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, and access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically renowned concert hall.

Fulbright grantees are responsible for paying any tuition fees if they pursue a degree program, or for requesting waivers directly from the institution.

Ineligibility

Applicants must also satisfy the eligibility requirements of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship program: http://www.feusa.org/harriet-hale-woolley-scholarship/

Special Application Instructions

Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. The Fondation des Etats-Unis is a private student residence and cultural center located within the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. Opened in 1930, the Fondation des Etats-Unis offers 267 individual rooms for American and international students, including a select number of artists' ateliers and music studios. (Please note that awardees may live with a spouse/partner in these rooms.)

Candidates should demonstrate in the application their commitment to being an active participant in the cultural program and the community of artists at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

Finalists will be interviewed via Skype by the selection committee at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

In the Fulbright online application system, Question #22 Award Name, please select Harriet Hale Woolley Award from the drop down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://fulbright-france.org/en

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin

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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.

Artist

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. 

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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.