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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.

Howard University

Fulbright Program Adviser

Dr. Kari Miller
Director, Honors and Scholar Development
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Carnegie Hall - Suite 205
Washington, District of Columbia 20059

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 15, 2020

Dear Howard U. Applicants:

The Fulbright Application for 2020-2021 is now open. 

HU Timeline is as follows:

Submit Summer Draft for Feedback (optional): August 2020

Fulbright Essays & Resume Due: September 15, 2020

Howard Campus Interviews/Feedback: September 21-30

National deadline for the application is October 13

If you plan to apply for a Fulbright this year, please email to receive instructions on accessing our institutional Fulbright page on

Take care and warm regards,


Kari Miller, Ph.D.
Director, Honors and Scholar Development/
Lecturer, Dept. of African Studies
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Carnegie Building – 2nd Floor
202.806.4029 |

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