Click here for Fulbright Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

University of Rochester

Fulbright Program Adviser(s)

Ms. Belinda Redden
Director of Fellowships
Fellowships Office, Dewey 4-209B
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York 14627-8977
Juliet Sullivan
Student Fellowships Office

Institution Information

Please contact the FPA listed for the campus deadline.

The UR campus endorsement process begins in the spring semester preceding the next Fulbright national deadline and continues through the summer with applicants preparing drafts and revisions, leading up to the campus interviews in September. Please see the Fulbright campus endorsement calendar on the UR Fellowships Office website for full details on submission due dates, etc.

In addition to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, we also work with recent alumni interested in being endorsed by the University. Due to staff limitations, Fulbright advising services are provided primarily to current students and alumni who are seeking UR endorsement. Those who wish to apply as at-large candidates may receive assistance only as our capacity allows. Alumni who are enrolled in graduate school elsewhere should apply for endorsement from that institution. 

(NB: The Eastman School of Music maintains its own Fulbright Campus Evaluation Committee and has a different timeline from that of the committee that reviews Fulbright student applications for the rest of the University. Nonetheless, an Eastman student or alumn(a/us) may apply through the University's main Fulbright committee if that makes sense for the candidate.)

While there is flexibility in the timeline for submitting preliminary application materials and first drafts (due mid-June) of the official Fulbright application and essays, the late-summer due dates (August) for the revised application and supporting documents are firm. An application must be reviewed by the Fellowships Office and revised by the candidate at least once in order to be presented to the Campus Evaluation Committee for endorsement consideration.

If you are getting a late start (i.e., June), please do not assume that you cannot apply or obtain UR endorsement. We urge you to discuss your situation with the Fellowships Office before deciding that it is too late to pursue the Fulbright opportunity this application cycle.

Campus News


See features on the UR students and alumni...

Past Grantees
Lucian McMahon
English Teaching Assistantship
Benton Gordon
English Teaching Assistantship
Madeline Hoey
Nicole Naselaris
English Teaching Assistantship
Sophie Aroesty
North Macedonia
English Teaching Assistantship