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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.


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. 



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 Impact in the Field Panel Series

Since the emergence of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Fulbright participants and alumni have been working tirelessly to uplift, innovate, and find solutions to challenges facing our communities and world.

Eager to tap into the extensive expertise of our alumni, we are pleased to announce “Fulbright Impact in the Field,” an ongoing series of panels on a variety of timely issues. These 90-minute panels, open to Fulbrighters and the general public, provide a digital space for Fulbright thought leaders to share their insights, expertise, and Fulbright’s impact on local and global communities.

Our panel series includes:

November 20th, 2020, 2PM EST
Re-Imagining International Education in a Post-Pandemic World

In celebration of International Education Week 2020, this panel will convene a panel of international education and exchange experts to share their perspectives on the current challenges and opportunities facing international education and study abroad. As experts in international education and student fellowships, they will discuss the positive impacts of study abroad on U.S. campus communities, the effects of COVID-19, how higher education professionals continue to adapt to the “new normal,” and how their respective Fulbright experiences shaped their careers and influence their outlook on international education.



October 7th, 2020, 2PM EDT
Nursing, COVID-19, and the Future of Care

 Upcoming Panel

This panel dives into the lived experiences of Fulbrighters who work as nurses in academia, community health, emergency preparedness, technology, and more. Now navigating an environment challenged by COVID-19, the panelists will discuss how public health is administered internationally and how technology will impact the future of care, including: telemedicine and remote screening services, faster and more efficient monitoring of affected populations, and more equitable healthcare access.

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Gregory L. Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, IAHSI (2017 U.S. Scholar to Australia and Alumni Ambassador) - Dr. Gregory L. Alexander is an internationally recognized nursing informaticist and clinical expert with more than 25 years of research and clinical practice leadership. His program of research is focused on technologies used to support patient care delivery, with an emphasis on aging populations. He leads an AHRQ-funded R01 to benchmark national trends in information technology adoption and the impact on quality measures in nursing homes. As a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in 2017, he worked with an Australian research team to investigate IT use as it related to resident care, clinical support, and quality measures in a sample of nursing homes in New South Wales. Dr. Alexander’s book, “An Introduction to Clinical Health Information Technology for Long Term/Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Settings,” shows how research identifies and promotes evidence toward new models of care, including technology implementation trends and safety and quality impacts for long-term and post-acute settings.


Cathy Campbell, PhD, RN (2017 Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar to South Africa and Thailand) - Dr. Campbell, an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is a 2017 Fulbright Global Scholar to South Africa and Thailand. Her program of research focuses on the role of lay health workers in palliative care, access to palliative care in rural communities, and spiritual care for transgender elders. She is also an ordained Buddhist Chaplain.

Norma G. Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN (2019 Fulbright Specialist to Peru) - Dr. Norma Cuellar’s expertise is in issues related to cultural diversity, working as a leader for diversity in nursing. Her research focus has been health disparities and workforce diversity. She has received over $3 million in funding, including, most recently, a HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity grant. She has served as National President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), the Principal Investigator in the Community Partner Grant Initiative for NIH’s All of Us Research Program, and has served as Editor of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing for six years. In addition to traveling to Spain, Nicaragua, and Peru as transcultural immersion programs, Dr. Cuellar spent four months in Peru as a 2019 Fulbright Specialist working on scholarship development (research, practice, and service) to improve health care outcomes in Peruvians.

Cheedy Jaja, PhD, MPH, MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN (2018 U.S. Scholar to Sierra Leone) - Dr. Cheedy Jaja, a board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and registered nurse (RN), is an associate professor in the University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing. He has more than 12 years experience providing clinical and psychosocial care to patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), and more than two decades of teaching experience in nursing, social sciences, arts and humanities in higher education institutions. He holds leadership positions in the International Society of Nurses in Genetics, the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Physician Assistants, and the Network of Minority Research Investigators (NIMR), and serves on the American Society of Hematology Sickle Cell Disease Coalition Group and the Global Sickle Cell Disease Issues Working Group. During the Ebola epidemic in 2014, he served two tours in Sierra Leone with Partners in Health (PIH), providing clinical care to Ebola patients. He has received recognition from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a Future Research Leader, the “Sickle Cell Disease Advocate of the Year” award, and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Sierra Leone. In October 2020, Dr. Jaja will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Tener Goodwin Veenema, PHD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN (2016 U.S. Scholar to Ireland) - Dr. Veenema is an internationally recognized expert in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness. Her decision-support software and information technology applications for disaster response have been presented at conferences around the globe. Her scholarship includes the leading international text in the field, Disaster Nursing: Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards (Springer, 3rd Edition, 2013), and two nationally award-winning Disaster e-Learning Courses, Red Cross ReadyRN Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Health Services (American Red Cross, 2007) and ReadyRN (Elsevier, MC Strategies, 2008). Dr. Veenema received master’s degrees in nursing administration (1992), pediatrics (1993), and public health (1999) and a PhD in health services research and policy (2001) from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a member of the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Board and is an elected Fellow in both the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Veenema was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor from the International Red Crescent (Geneva, Switzerland), the highest international award a nurse can receive.


August 13th, 2020
Disability Rights, Inclusion, and the International Legacy of the ADA

Disability Rights Panel


In celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)'s 30th Anniversary, this panel convened a group of alumni scholars with disabilities, accessibility and inclusion advocates, and legal experts to explain, reflect on, and envision the future of the ADA’s impact in the United States and around the world. Topics of conversation will include contemporary issues in the disability rights movement, accessibility and inclusion in an international context, and the experiences of scholars abroad.

View the recording of the webinar.


Istou Diallo (2018 U.S. Student to India) - Ms. Diallo is a Senior Program Manager at Incarceration Nations Network, a global network and think tank supporting and popularizing prison reform efforts worldwide. Diallo’s Fulbright-Nehru student research project, “Notions of Disability: Combatting the Stigmatization of Indian Women with Disabilities,” explored personal and political strategies disabled Indian women and those in the disability justice field implemented in combating ableism.

Joseph Hill, PhD (2007 U.S. Student to Italy) - Dr. Hill is a Director of the Deaf Studies Laboratory in the Center on Culture and Language, National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Hill, who is deaf, is known for his contributions to the literature on an African-American variety of American Sign Language and evaluative judgments toward signing varieties in the American Deaf community. His Fulbright research project, “Attitudes towards Italian Sign Language (LIS) in Deaf Education,” investigated administrators, parents, and teachers, and their point of view in the use of sign language with deaf children at the Siena School for Liberal Arts. 

Pintu Kumar, PhD (2015 Visiting Scholar from India) - Dr. Kumar is an Assistant Professor of History at Motilal Nehru College (Eve), University of Delhi. Dr. Kumar is a disability rights activist and orthopedically handicapped up to 86%, is known for his contributions to the welfare of people with disabilities in India. He is the author of Buddhist Learning in South Asia: Education, Religion, and Culture at the Ancient Śrī Nālandā Mahāvihāra, which was a part of his Fulbright-Nehru postdoctoral research project: “Buddhist Monasteries in Ancient India: Curriculum and Pedagogy.”


Arlene Kanter, JD, LLM (2009 U.S. Scholar to Israel) - Professor Kanter is the founder and Director of Syracuse University’s College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP), which houses the nation’s most extensive disability law program. She is also Faculty Director of International Programs. From 2001-06, Professor Kanter worked with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD). Since then, she has worked with governments and disability organizations on implementing the CRPD in more than a dozen countries. Professor Kanter’s Fulbright project was “Disability Studies in Israel: The Status of People With Disabilities in Israel and a Proposal to Create Israel's First Disability Studies Program.” 


July 1st, 2020
Race, Justice, and the Global Civil Rights Struggle

Upcoming Panel
This panel engaged an interdisciplinary panel of Fulbright alumni experts in an academic discussion designed to deepen our understanding of racial injustice and contemporary issues in policing and criminal justice, and to contextualize our current moment in the global history of the civil rights struggle.

View the recording of the webinar

Race Justice Impact Panel Resource Recommendations (PDF)



Tanya Katerí Hernández, J.D. (2014 and 2015 U.S. Scholar to Trinidad and France) – Dr. Tanya Katerí Hernández is an Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University, and an internationally recognized comparative race law expert. Dr. Hernández’s areas of expertise include: anti-discrimination law, comparative employment discrimination, critical race theory, and the science of implicit bias.

Tiffany Joseph, PhD (2007 U.S. Fulbright Student to Brazil) – Dr. Tiffany Joseph is an Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. Her research explores comparative frameworks of race, ethnicity, and migration in the Americas, immigrants' health and healthcare access, micro-level impacts of public policy, and the experiences of faculty of color and women in academia.

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, PhD (2019 U.S. Scholar to Jamaica, 2020 Specialist) – Dr. Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya is a professor at Brooklyn College. His research examines the historical relationship between forms of penal confinement and the accumulation of profits under varying economic systems.

Everette Penn, PhD (2005 U.S. Scholar to Egypt) – Dr. Everette Penn is a professor at University of Houston Clear Lake. Dr. Penn is the Principal Investigator for the Teen and Police Service Academy, Department of Justice-/COPS Office-funded program ( and has authored dozens of publications on juvenile justice, race and crime, and homeland security.

Terrell Jermaine Starr, MS, MA (Fulbright U.S. Student to Ukraine) – Terrell Jermaine Starr is the senior reporter at The Root, where he writes about U.S.-Russia politics and race in America. He is the host and founder of the podcast Black Diplomats, a weekly show that explores global affairs from a Black, non-policy wonk perspective.


LaNitra M. Berger is the senior director of fellowships in the Office of Undergraduate Education and affiliate faculty in the African and African American Studies Program at George Mason University. Her research focuses on modern art in the African diaspora, art and social activism, and the intersections between the African and Jewish diasporas in the twentieth century.


May 28th, 2020
Digital Education, COVID-19, and the Future of Teaching and Learning

Previous Panel

U.S. and foreign Fulbright alumni experts shared their perspectives about the current challenges and opportunities for delivering and receiving instruction online. Drawing on their experience, they addressed current best practices for virtual teaching and learning; issues of access, equity, and bridging the “digital divide;” and how educational institutions can successfully adapt to an online-only environment.

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Angela Benson, PhD (2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Namibia) – Dr. Angela Benson is a Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Alabama. Her research addresses the role of culture in technology-mediated learning spaces.

James Arvanitakis, PhD (2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Australia) – Dr. James Arvanitakis is the Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at Western Sydney University in Australia. He also serves as the Milward L. Simpson Visiting Professor in the School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies at the University of Wyoming.

Tammy Brecht Dunbar, M.Ed., STEM (2018 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow) – Tammy Brecht Dunbar teaches 5th grade in the Manteca Unified School District of California.

Jayne C. Lammers, PhD (2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Indonesia) – Dr. Jayne C. Lammers is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and Human Development, where she directs the secondary English teacher preparation program.

Patrice Moulton, PhD (2017 Fulbright Specialist to Nepal) – Dr. Patrice Moulton is a Professor of Psychology in the Masters’ Program for Clinical Psychology at Northwestern State University, located in Louisiana.

May 15th, 2020
Global Health & COVID-19

Previous PanelPanelists discussed their experience combatting the pandemic as physicians and scientists. They shared stories and perspectives of life on the frontlines of coronavirus treatment, how research makes an impact, how their jobs have changed over the past few months due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, and their hopes for future public health preparedness.

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Serena Dasani, MD, MBA (2013 ETA to Indonesia) – Dr. Dasani is a frontline physician at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, sharing with us the perspective of a primary care physician treating COVID patients, and working to improve healthcare administration.

Javier Jaimes, DVM, MS, MBA, PhD (2014 Foreign Fulbright Student from Colombia to Cornell University) – Dr. Jaimes is a virologist working in research and education, currently studying the pathogenesis of the SARS-Co V-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 emergency.

Igor Stoma, MD, PhD (2017 Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Belarus to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) – Dr. Stoma is a Clinical Professor at Belarusian State Medical University with research interests in emerging infectious diseases. He is also an Infectious Diseases Attending Physician who consults on the treatment of the most complex cases of COVID-19.

Charlotte Summers, PhD, MRCP, FFICM (2013 Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the UK to University of California, San Francisco) – Dr. Summers is an academic critical care physician at Cambridge with a passion for translating basic science into therapies for critically ill patients.

Benjamin tenOever, PhD (2014 U.S. Scholar to research and teach at Institut Pasteur and Ecole Normale Superieure in France) – Dr. tenOever is Director of the Virus Engineering Center for Therapeutics and Research (VECToR) at Mount Sinai. He is presently involved in an international consortium to develop vaccines and antivirals against Novel Conronavirus (SARS-Co V-2).

Imre Varju, MD, PhD, MPH, CHES (2016 Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Hungary to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School) – Dr. Varju is a medical scientist and health communications specialist. He is currently working as a Health Education and Behavior Change Strategist, interested in sharing how to accurately communicate risk and public health developments.