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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.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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.

Artist

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.

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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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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.

Fulbright Program Adviser Mentors

 

The Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) Mentor Program assists in building capacity at U.S. colleges and universities to develop and deepen engagement with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Mentors represent the diverse range of American higher education from large, R1 land-grant universities to small liberal arts and community colleges. Mentors are based at institutions located throughout the U.S. and include a variety of Minority Serving Institutional (MSI) categories.

FPA Mentors provide peer-to-peer guidance through virtual and in-person presentations, trainings, conference attendance, and resource development. The cohort also shares their perspectives on higher education and fellowships advising with Fulbright U.S. Student Program staff. Mentors are a resource to all FPAs and can be particularly useful to newly appointed advisers.

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