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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 included:

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.

View the recording of the webinar.



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.

View the recording of the webinar.



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.