This is a general overview of the roles and responsibilities of an FPA.
Outreach and Recruitment
Promotion of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program on campus is essential for raising interest among students and recruiting for future application cycles. Promotion of the program can be done in many ways including:
- Informal Get-Togethers and Workshops
- Fellowship Fairs
- Press Release of Competition Opening
- Fulbright Brochures and Posters
- Campus visits from IIE program staff or Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.
Providing accurate information and guidance to prospective applicants. As students are only allowed to apply to one type of grant per application cycle, it may be necessary to help applicants narrow down which program will best fit their interests/skills/experiences. Applicants and FPAs should carefully go through country profiles and resources on the Fulbright website to assess eligibility.
The different types of awards are:
- Study/Research Awards (including Arts Awards)
- English Teaching Assistant Awards (ETA)
- Special Programs (i.e. Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowships)
Campus Deadline and Interview Process
FPAs create institutional deadlines and facilitate the Campus Interview process to provided applicants feedback prior to the national deadline. All applicants must complete an application in the Fulbright Online Application System. FPAs will have login access to view applications while they are in progress.
A campus interview and evaluation from a Campus Committee are also required for applicants applying through an institution. This part of the application process is designed to provide feedback to applicants about their proposal, as well as giving insight to the National Screening Committee (NSC) about the candidate.
Managing the Fulbright Online Application System
The FPA oversees applications from their institution in the Fulbright Online Application. There is only one login per institution. The institutional account is linked to the Primary FPA’s email address.
The application system allows FPAs to:
- View Fulbright applications that have been started or submitted.
- Review applications and submitted forms.
- Communicate with applicants
- Upload Campus Committee Evaluation (CCE) form into each candidate’s application.
Updating Institution Page on Fulbright U.S. Student Website
FPAs should regularly update their Institution Page on the FPA Website with campus deadlines, Fulbright events, FPA contact information, and any other information necessary for applicants to know as they go through the application process.
Publicity for Fulbright Finalists:
After the final selection process is complete, we encourage FPAs to celebrate any Fulbright finalists from their institution by publicizing it to the local press and media. Publicizing Fulbright achievements also helps encourage other students to apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in future cycles. Publicity tips and templates are available in the FPA Resources section.