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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.

University of Delaware

Fulbright Program Adviser(s)

Dr. Lisa Chieffo
Institute for Global Studies
Univ. of Delaware
Clayton Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Dr. Daniel Bottomley
Associate Director, Global Contracts and Grants
Institute for Global Studies
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 15, 2020

Current undergraduates should inquire with Lisa Chieffo; graduate students and UD alumni should contact Daniel Bottomley.

Priority Draft Application Deadline (Recommended): July 10 at 5:00 p.m.

If applicants wish to be assigned a UD faculty mentor to work with them during July and August they must do the following by July 10:  

Initiate an application in Fulbright's online application system and submit the following via this form:

·        a draft of the Statement of Grant Purpose (max 2 pages for research, 1 page for ETA, as a Word document, MUST be labeled with: name, essay type [Statement of Grant Purpose] and version 1;

·        a draft of the Personal Statement (max of 1 page, MUST be labeled with name, essay type [Personal Statement] and version 1), as a Word document;

·        for research/study proposals, a copy or current status of the institutional affiliation letter;

·        the names, emails, and titles of three recommenders, and their relationship to the applicant.

For questions regarding the priority deadline, contact Lisa Chieffo (

UD Fulbright Deadline (Mandatory): September 15 by 5:00 p.m. or by 8:00 a.m. the next business day if the University is closed on September 15.

By 5:00 pm September 15 students should submit their full application to Fulbright via the online application site, and ensure that all recommendations and the language evaluation (if required) have also been submitted. Fulbright Program Advisor Lisa Chieffo will download the full dossier and distribute to the committee for review prior to the campus interview.

Candidates should have a faculty member or UD staff member review and provide feedback on both essays before the Sept. 15 deadline.

Campus Interview:  After September 15 each candidate will be interviewed by the campus committee, which will submit a written evaluation to Fulbright.  Applicants should be prepared to:

* discuss why they wish to conduct research or teach English in the particular country;

* discuss how the Fulbright fits into their future educational and professional plans. 

After the interview Lisa Chieffo will change each applicant's status in Embark from "Submitted" to "In Progress", thereby allowing candidates to incorporate any suggested changes into the application. 

Applicants are responsible for submitting all documents via Fulbright's online application system by Fulbright's October deadline.

Visit our website for downloadable information sheets and the interest meeting power point

Past Grantees
Meghan Jusczak
English Teaching Assistantship
Rebecca Pedersen
English Teaching Assistantship
Natalie Medlock
English Teaching Assistantship
Christian Pirhalla
English Teaching Assistantship
Julianna Ly
Art & Architectural History