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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.

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 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Fulbright Outreach Partners

Fulbright Outreach Partners, are a diverse network of leadership organizations, minority-serving associations, and professional institutes. They represent a wide range of organizations that have experience in working with populations that have been historically underrepresented in educational and cultural exchange programs. These value-aligned partners have made a commitment to assist in the promotion of the Fulbright Student Program by identifying and advising of highly motivated, open-minded people, with a strong interest in promoting the Fulbright Program’s mission: fostering mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, sharing knowledge across communities, and improving lives around the world. The Fulbright Program will work in tandem with Outreach Partners by:
  • Providing training to a point of contact at each organization. Provide them with information and resources to share with their members and alumni community, to expand the visibility of the program.    
  • Set-up exclusive webinars for partner members and alumni, co-hosted by association staff and led IIE program staff and Fulbright Program alumni.  
  • Track data that is useful for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the partnership over time.
  • Develop an Outreach Partner webpage, on the www.us.fulbrightonline.org website, that highlights each ally and lists their point of contact.
  • Extend invitations to partner organization to attend key trainings and conferences. Participate in events hosted by partner organizations; conferences, trainings and workshops.
  • Work with partner organizations to identify and highlight success stories through social media, blog articles and other online and print platforms.
  • Engage in other outreach activities.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is pleased to partner with…

 

Boren Awards- an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars and Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year.
https://www.borenawards.org
Critical Language Scholarship Program - Intensive summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Program designed to promote rapid language acquisition and cultural navigation skills.
https://www.clscholarship.org
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute CHCI- Forge a critical pathway to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.
https://chci.org
Diversity Abroad- To ensure that students from diverse economic, educational, ethnic, and social backgrounds are aware, have equal access and take advantage of the benefits and opportunities afforded through global education exchanges.
https://www.diversityabroad.com
Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program- Enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.
https://www.gilmanscholarship.org
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)- Promotes Hispanic student access to and success in higher education; encourage the diversity of faculty and staff at institutions of higher learning; and provide a network of support for faculty and staff committed to Hispanic higher education throughout the country.
https://www.hacu.net
Mobility International USA (MIUSA)- Promotes the value of disability rights and inclusion globally to people with disabilities. Acts as the bridge between people with disabilities and the international exchange and international development sectors.
https://www.miusa.org
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)- Governs competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.
http://www.ncaa.org
Phi Theta Kappa- Recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
www.ptk.org
The Posse Foundation- Believe that a small, diverse group of talented students—a Posse—carefully selected and trained, can serve as a catalyst for increased individual and community development. Train these leaders of tomorrow.
https://www.possefoundation.org
Public Policy and International Affair Fellowship Program - Works to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout our civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.
https://ppiaprogram.org
Reach the World- Reach the World transforms the energy of travelers into a learning resource for K-12 classrooms, using the web, messaging and video conferencing to connect youth with travelers in one-on-one global, virtual exchanges.
https://www.reachtheworld.org
SEO - To provide superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.
https://www.seo-usa.org
Thurgood Marshall College Fund - Partners with member-schools to increase access, retention and graduation rates of students. Identify and prepare students who have significant leadership potential. Create a pipeline for employers to highly qualified member-school students and alumni.
https://www.tmcf.org