Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study

 

Animation

Description: Projects are welcome in both traditional and computer animation.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Video sample reel, no longer than 5 minutes.

  • Shot breakdown list to describe the applicant’s role(s) in each shot.

Additional Information: The sample reel should be the applicant’s best work and should be related to the proposed Fulbright project.

Animators MUST indicate the specific roles they played in the production of all works. For example: Concept, Character Design, Character Animation, Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Storyline, Text, Effects, etc.

Portfolios should demonstrate accomplished art and design skill, including life drawing and understanding of composition, line, weight and balance. The sample reel should exhibit effective use of software and tools to support aesthetic choices (for computer animation projects). Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Filmmaking" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Architecture

Description: Projects are welcome in both building and landscape architecture.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 pages of design content.

Additional Information: The portfolio should be a well-edited representation of the applicant’s creative work. Portfolios may not contain videos. Anything submitted that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified as such. Where collaboration is in evidence, a percentage of effort of the total responsibility by the candidate should be listed.

The portfolio should include visual materials that will show a foundation for the candidate’s proposed project. A representative collection of the candidate’s design work/research, as well as professional activities in his or her chosen field should also be included.

Portfolios may consist of:

  • Graphic designs

  • Prints

  • Maps

  • Drawings/sketches

  • Photographs

  • Sculpture

  • Artwork

Applicants must provide the titles, nature, dimensions, authorship, and dates of execution for each work.

The portfolio should demonstrate the applicant’s drawing skills and three-dimensional aptitude. The portfolio should also demonstrate the applicant’s ability to pursue advanced work in architectural design. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Architecture" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Creative Writing

Description: Projects are welcome in the Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, and Screenwriting genres.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A total of ten pages of double-spaced text. Longer selections will not be presented.

Additional Information: The writing sample must be in the same genre as the Fulbright project. Playwrights, Poets, and Screenwriters should submit the text in the format appropriate to the genre (i.e., not double-spaced, if inappropriate to the selection). Prose writers should submit 10 pages from the same piece of work.

Applicants should indicate the dates on which the pieces were completed.

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Creative Writing" as the Field of Study in the application. Applicants should indicate the genre (Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, etc.) in parentheses after the title of the piece.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Document - doc, docx, pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Dance

Description: Performance and choreography projects are welcome in both modern and classical dance forms.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Video samples, totaling no longer than ten minutes, illustrating the applicant’s technical ability and ability to carry out the proposed project.

Additional Information: Solo performances are preferred. Applicants must clearly identify themselves in group performances.

Choreographers should submit video of a dance choreographed and performed by the applicant, who should identify him/herself in the performance. They should also submit a statement of choreographic objective and method.

The video sample must be in the same or a related dance field as the Fulbright project being proposed.

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Dance" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Design & Crafts

Description: Design projects can include proposals in areas such as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Interior Design. Craft projects can include proposals in areas such as Bookmaking, Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry & Metalworking, or Textiles & Fiber.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of current work.

Additional Information: Each image should be accompanied by a brief description of the product illustrated. Additionally, applicants should submit an explanation of the method of production and materials used for each piece.

Applicants whose work involves textiles & fiber should also include images of swatches.

Applicants must provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece.

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Design" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Dramatic Arts
Acting
Required Supplementary Materials:
  • Unedited video, totaling no longer than six minutes, of the applicant performing two emotionally-contrasting monologues: one from Shakespeare’s plays and one from a modern or contemporary prose piece.

Additional Information: Each monologue should be introduced on the video and the applicant should indicate the play and role portrayed. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drama/Theater Arts-Acting" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

 

Costume Design
Required Supplementary Materials:
  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of costumes and photographs from the finished production, with a statement explaining the approach and desired effect.

Additional Information: Images of cloth swatches may be submitted. The applicant must explain the specific roles played in the production of the costumes and the names and dates of the productions must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drama/Theater Arts-Costume/Set Design" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

 

Directing
Description: Applications are welcome from directors who have cast and directed at least three productions prior to application.

Required Supplementary Materials:
From a single production:

  • Outline of the directorial approach to the play with special reference to issues of casting, preparing a working stage plan, stage design and costumes, and method of working with actors

  • Prompt book

  • Video of the production no longer than 6 minutes

  • A digital portfolio containing 10 images of the work

Additional Information: The name and dates of the production must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drama/Theater Arts-Directing" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)


Note on Playwriting
Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Creative Writing" as the Field of Study in the application. Please refer to the instructions for Creative Writing applications.

 

Set Design
Required Supplementary Materials:
From a single production:
  • Production outline including materials such as technical drawings, production estimates, scheduling calendars, lighting plots, properties plots, etc.

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of the finished sets, with a statement explaining the approach and desired effect.

Additional Information: The applicant must explain the specific role played in the production of the set. The name and dates of the production must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drama/Theater Arts-Costume/Set Design" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

 

Stage Management
Required Supplementary Materials:
  • A digital portfolio containing a prompt book, production book, or similar material.

Additional Information: The applicant must also explain the specific role played in the development of the performance. The names and dates of the productions must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drama/Theater Arts-Costume/Set Design" as the Field of Study in the application, but should indicate in the Statement of Grant Purpose that the proposal is specifically focused on Stage Management.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, png, gif, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

Drawing, Illustration, & Sequential Art

Description: Projects are welcome in drawing, illustration, or sequential art, in all mediums.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of current work.

Additional Information: Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each artwork. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants must demonstrate technical skills with line, composition, measurement, proportion, and value. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Painting & Printmaking" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Filmmaking

Description: Projects are welcome in all film genres.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A maximum of two films, no longer than 6 minutes each.

Additional Information: Filmmakers MUST indicate the specific role(s) they played in the production of the film, e.g., directing, editing, cinematography, etc. Work submitted should support the nature of the project proposed and demonstrate the applicant’s ability in that particular film genre. Submit only segments which you wish to be viewed (editing of longer pieces should take place prior to uploading). Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Filmmaking" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

Note on Screenwriting
Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Creative Writing" as the Field of Study in the application. Please refer to the instructions for Creative Writing applications.

Installation Art

Description: Installation Art projects are welcome in various media.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of current work

Additional Information: Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Installation Art" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

Music
Carillon

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, totally no longer than ten minutes, of selections that best demonstrate the applicant’s performance abilities.

Additional Information: Each selection should be uploaded individually and include the title and composer of the piece. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Organ/Harpsichord” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

Composition

Description: Original works in any musical genre are welcome. Compositions must be the sole work of the applicant; musical collaboration will not be accepted.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A minimum of three manuscripts of original compositions with accompanying audio recordings and dated programs.

  • A complete listing of the applicant’s compositions (including date of completion), indicating performance dates, if applicable.

Additional Information: It is preferred that one score is in small musical form, e.g. a song or piano piece. At least two of the scores submitted should be recent works. Compositions should demonstrate the artist's range in genre, training, and ability. Each score and recording should be uploaded and labeled as its own digital file.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Composition" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Audio - mp3, m4a, aiff, wma, wav, aac (up to 5GB each)

  • Document - doc, docx, pdf (up to 5GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, png, gif, jpg (up to 5GB each)

 

Conducting

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • An unedited rehearsal video, up to 20 minutes in length.

    • Included in the video should be least two contrasting pieces. One piece should be a standard.

  • Scores of any non-standard pieces preformed should be uploaded with the application.

  • A description of the type and level of the ensemble conducted.

  • Candidates to Germany and Austria must also document their ability to play the piano.

Additional Information: Rehearsal video should be shot so the applicant is in full frontal or partial profile; at least part of the ensemble/orchestra should also be in view. Repertoire should be appropriate to the musical and technical level of the ensemble and preferably show multiple composers in a variety of musical styles. Classical repertoire only- pop, jazz, and Broadway repertoire are not acceptable. The National Screening Committee will be looking for improvement during the rehearsal (i.e. balance, ensemble, notes). It is imperative that instructions being given by the applicant be audible in the recording. Microphone location is, therefore, vital to a successful application.

Applications should describe in the application the extent of their conducting experience, names of orchestras/ensembles conducted and the repertories preformed while the applicant was associated with them.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Conducting" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

  • Document - doc, docx, pdf (up to to 5GB each)

 

Harpsichord

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A work by J.S. Bach

    • A pair of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti

    • A composition from any historical period (contemporary work strongly recommended)

    • A work from the 16th, 17th, or 18th centuries (optional)

Additional Information: Examples of Bach pieces used in the past include: the English Suites, Partita, the Italian Concerto, the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Toccata, or a large Prelude and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands and feet should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Organ/Harpsichord" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

Opera Stage Direction

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Programs, reviews, photographs, and any other pertinent materials which demonstrate the applicant’s professional qualifications. Artwork and/or theatrical designs may be included.

  • Video clips of prior directing work (optional)

Additional Information: Applications should exhibit strong communicative skills (written and oral) and an appropriate background in visual, theatre, and/or language arts.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Voice" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

  • Document - doc, docx, pdf (up to 5GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5GB each)

 

Organ

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • One movement related specifically to the applicant’s area of specialization.

    • One movement by J.S. Bach

    • One movement of the applicant’s choosing

  • A detailed program for video submitted, indicating tiles and composers.

  • A document identifying and describing (number of stops, keyboards, etc.) the instrument being played in the recording.

  • Photograph(s) of the instrument being played.

Additional Information: The program should reflect the applicant’s breadth of knowledge of the organ repertoire as it relates to the project, and demonstrate their highest technical and musical achievements. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands and feet should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Organ/Harpsichord" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

  • Document - doc, docx, pdf (up to 5GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5GB each)

 

Percussion

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, lasting no more than ten minutes, of selections that best demonstrate the applicant’s performance abilities.

Additional Information: Selections should be uploaded as individual files and labeled with the composer, instrument, performance date, etc. Performance from memory is encouraged. The applicant’s hands and feet, if applicable, should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Percussion” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

Piano

Description: Projects are welcome in Classical and Accompaniment/Collaborative. Projects in Jazz should apply in the World Music category.

Required Supplementary Materials (Classical):

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A complete Baroque work or group of smaller Baroque pieces

    • A complete classical sonata

    • A major romantic work- e.g. a sonata, fantasy, ballade, scherzo, or a complete group of shorter works (Brahms’ Opus 116 or Chopin’s 4 Impromptus)

    • A substantial 20th or 21st Century composition in its entirety.

Required Supplementary Materials (Accompaniment/Collaborative):

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • Four styles of solo repertoire consistent with Classical piano applicants

    • Examples of their performances as accompanists in their chosen area of accompaniment

Additional Information: Repetitions in partitas and in exposition section of sonatas should be omitted. No concerti are permitted. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands and feet should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Piano" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

String Instruments

Description: Projects are welcome in classical Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Harp, Lute, Viola, and Violin. Please contact the Fulbright Program if your instrument is not listed. Projects in Jazz should apply in the World Music category.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A concerto from the 19th or 20th Century

    • A sonata accompanied by the piano or harpsichord

    • Two selections of the candidate’s choosing.

Within the required material, one work must be from the 20th Century, one work must be by J.S. Bach, and one work must be unaccompanied. If pieces listed above do not pertain to the applicant’s instrument, candidate may select a substitution.

Additional Information: Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Musical Instrument Training-“ with appropriate instrument in the Field of Study in the application (e.g. Musical Instrument Training- Cello).

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

Voice

Description: Projects in vocal performance in any genre are accepted. Applicants should select songs from various periods which demonstrate the full range of their vocal training and talent as it relates to the project proposed.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • An aria or song performed in the language of the host country

    • An aria or song of the applicant’s choosing, any language accepted

    • A song in English

Applicants maybe submit a fourth piece from the 20th Century if applicable to the project proposed. At least one repertoire selection must include accompaniment. Selections should show contrast in musical styles, tempos, and languages.

Additional Information: Candidates must specify voice classification (alto, soprano, tenor, bass, etc.). Performance from memory is required. Avoid distortion of the voice, excessive “buzz”, and lack of balance between the accompaniment and the voice.

After preliminary screening, applicants may be invited to audition for the National Screening Committee in New York City. In-person auditions will take place in early December and are by invitation only. Applicants who cannot appear for an audition will be at a distinct disadvantage.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Voice” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

Woodwind & Brass

Description: Projects are welcome in classical Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piccolo, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba. Please contact the Fulbright Program if your instrument is not listed. Projects in Jazz should apply in the World Music category.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A concerto from the 19th or 20th Century

    • A sonata accompanied by the piano or harpsichord

    • Two selections of the candidate’s choosing.

Within the required material, one work must be from the 20th Century, one work must be by J.S. Bach, and one work must be unaccompanied. If pieces listed above do not pertain to the applicant’s instrument, candidate may select a substitution.

Additional Information: Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Musical Instrument Training-“ with appropriate instrument in the Field of Study in the application (e.g. Musical Instrument Training- Bassoon).

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

 

Painting/Printmaking

Description: Projects are welcome in all painting and printmaking disciplines.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio of 15-20 images of current work.

Additional Information: Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants must demonstrate technical skills with color, perspective, lighting, composition, measurement, proportion, and value. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Painting & Printmaking" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

 

Performance Art

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Video samples, totaling no longer than ten minutes, illustrating the applicant’s technical skill and the ability to carry out the project being proposed.

Additional Information: Solo performances are preferred. Artists should explain their contributions to the pieces and the roles of any collaborators. Applicants must clearly identify themselves in group performances. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Performance Art" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5 GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

 

Photography

Description: Projects are welcome in both film photography and digital photography.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of current work.

Additional Information: Image resolution of at least 300 dpi is preferred, and resolution cannot be less than 150 dpi. Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums (film or digital), dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece.

Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants must demonstrate strong technical skills with composition, exposure, lighting, etc. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Photography" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

 

Sculpture

Description: Sculpture projects are welcome in all mediums.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing 15-20 images of current work.

Additional Information: Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each artwork. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Sculpture" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5 GB each)

  • Document - pdf (up to 5 GB each)

 

World Music

Description: World Music applications are defined as those which have a focus on performance and/or musical instrumentation training in non-Western, Folk, or Vernacular musical styles, including indigenous musical forms. Jazz musicians should also apply in World Music.

Examples of previous World Music projects include performance-based study in Afro-Peruvian jazz, Celtic harp, Hungarian folks music, Indonesian gamelan, and Tuvan throat singing.

Non-performance based projects should apply in the academic field of Musicology and applicants do not submit Supplementary Materials.

Required Supplementary Materials:

  • Unedited videos, lasting no more than fifteen minutes in length, with a minimum of three selections that best represent the project proposed and the applicant’s ability in their respective disciplines.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “World Music” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Supplementary Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 5GB each)

  • Image - jpeg, jpg (up to 5GB each)

 

Required Supplementary Materials for Arts Applicants

Applications in the Creative and Performing Arts require the submission of supplementary materials (work samples) in support of the written application.

Complete instructions and technical support for uploading materials are on DecisionDesk.

All artists submitting supplementary materials on DecisionDesk must also complete the Abstract of Proposal or Artist’s Statement section. The statement should briefly describe, in narrative form, the applicant’s practical study, training and experience specific to the proposed project.

DecisionDesk is a separate website not associated with the Embark Online application. Please use Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your web browser when accessing the DecisionDesk website to enter application information and to upload your supplementary materials in the Arts. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer (IE) with DecisionDesk.

The submission of hard copies of materials is not permitted.

Applicants to Germany are required to submit additional materials. The specifications can be found on the Additional Materials For Music And Arts For Germany page.

Specifications for the required supplementary materials vary based on the artistic Field of Study. Select your field below to review the detailed instructions as to what to submit. For the visual arts, JPEGs with descriptive notes (e.g., dimensions, date of execution, materials used, etc.) are preferred over power point presentations.

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.

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.