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 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 review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


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 5 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. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award 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 Florida

Fulbright Program Adviser

Ms. Kelly J. Medley
External Scholarship and Fellowship Coordinator
Walker 201
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: August 28, 2020

The University of Florida invites all rising seniors, current seniors, graduate students, and alumni to apply through the UF campus application process. All interested applicants should review country-specific grant information on the Fulbright website and then, when generally acquainted with the program requirements, contact UF's Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) at for further application preparation and review.

Applicants wishing to apply through UF must submit all materials on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website by the campus deadline, estimated to be August 28, 2020 at 5pm, in order to be scheduled for an interview with the campus committee. Applicants will regain access to their applications after the campus interview, allowing them to revise materials based on feedback from the committee.

Fulbright applications are time-intensive and will likely require multiple meetings with our FPA team. For students away from the Gainesville area for Summer 2020, phone and video conferencing may be available for application advisement.

Past Grantees
Hali McKinley Lester
English Teaching Assistantship
Daimiris Garcia
Political Science
Cacey Farnsworth
History, General
Erica Drayer
English Teaching Assistantship
Elizabeth Pantaleon
Palestinian Territories
English Teaching Assistantship