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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and 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. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.

Coastal Carolina University

Fulbright Program Adviser(s)

Judith Zang
Director of National Scholarships
HTC Honors College
Kearns Hall 213D
Conway, SC 29526
Dr. Darla Domke-Damonte
Associate Provost for Global Initiatives / Professor of Management
100 Spadoni Park Circle
Lib Jackson Student Union, Rm. A-109
Conway, SC 29526

Institution Information

Campus Deadline: September 12, 2022

Coastal Carolina University Fulbright U.S. Student Program Timeline and Guidelines

Sept 12, 2022
- FIRST CAMPUS DEADLINE - All application components (completed application, personal statement and proposal, letters of recommendation, and affiliation letter) are due.

Sept 19th – Sept 23rd, 2022: CAMPUS INTERVIEWS



  • Contact FPA Judith Zang to let her know you are interested in applying.
  • Look at the Fulbright tutorials, beginning with Tutorial 1: General Overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
  • Thoroughly read the Fulbright website. There is lot there (history, eligibility, mission, tips, webinar events). Starting from left to right on the menu items, become familiar with the grant and where to find the different information.
  • Carefully consider the profiles of the different countries—you can only apply to only ONE country.
  • Consider potential letter of recommendation (LOR) writers and discuss with the FPA.
  • Get a commitment from your LOR writers.
  • Work with the FPA to help develop a support team of staff and faculty experts.
  • Continue to research your selected host country; keep up with current events in the country.
  • Look for opportunities to strengthen your candidacy by pursuing activities related to your Fulbright proposal.


  • ASAP, begin the online application (register as a Coastal Carolina University student, even if you are an alum!). You don’t want to miss Fulbright communications re: webinars and other events, announcements of new awards, etc.
  • Begin networking for affiliates (research and study grants only). Be aware, it may be difficult to reach people abroad during the summer months.
  • Schedule ahead to meet with FPA Judith Zang a minimum of three times to discuss your plans, the application process, and review drafts of your essays (do not wait until August for these meetings).
  • Send recommendation packet to your referees no later than the end of July.
  • Send for all university/college transcripts (unofficial is okay), both in the United States and abroad.
  • Secure your affiliation letter (if needed).
  • Schedule and complete your language evaluation (if needed).
  • Communicate with your support team to discuss your proposal.


  • Work on completing your online Fulbright application: finetune statements and application answers; secure and upload transcripts, affiliation letter, and any other supplemental materials.


  • Sept 12th, 2022: First Campus Deadline
    Complete your application on the Fulbright application system.
  • Sept 19th – Sept 23rd, 2022: Campus Interviews
    Judith Zang will be in touch during the week of September 12 to tell you when your interview will be held. 
  • Make final revisions of application materials.

Final Campus Deadline of Oct 6th: Submit your final application through Fulbright online system.

Past Grantees
Peter Seifarth
Performance Art