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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.

FPA

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.

Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study

 

Required Portfolio Materials for Arts Applicants

Applications in the Creative and Performing Arts require submission of portfolio materials as a part of the Fulbright application. Portfolios must be uploaded to the application by the national deadline. The submission of hard copy materials or inclusion of links to external materials (websites, video platforms, etc.) is not permitted.

All arts applicants must complete the Arts Experience Summary and Portfolio Description section of the Program Information page. The Arts Experience Summary should describe your practical study, training, and experience specific to the proposed project. If proposing the pursuit of a graduate degree program, summarize the program and relevance to your career/education plans.

Required portfolio materials vary based on the Field of Study. Applicants must determine which Field of Study their proposal is best categorized by and apply accordingly. For projects that could be considered interdisciplinary or multi-media, applicants should select the Field of Study below that best fits their proposed project and portfolio. Applicants in the Creative & Performing Arts are reviewed in the U.S. by discipline-specific National Screening Committees comprised of faculty within the selected artistic field of study. 

Select a field below to review the detailed portfolio instructions. Please carefully review all guidelines for your selected field of study prior to uploading portfolio materials to ensure you are able to meet all portfolio requirements.

Do not submit additional media or materials (including links to websites or online portfolios) beyond what is required for your Field of Study below. Do not submit materials that go over the stated limits for the selected Field of Study. (e.g. page limits, video length, etc). Included materials should support the project proposal. For the visual arts, JPEGs and PDFs are preferred.

All applications undergo a technical review screening prior to ensure portfolio materials adhere to the below field-specific guidelines. Failure to follow the guidelines for the Field of Study selected may result in the application being deemed ineligible.

Applicants to Germany are required to submit additional materials. The specifications can be found on the Additional Materials For Music And Arts For Germany page.

If you have any questions regarding the portfolio requirements, please email FBstudent@iie.org. IIE staff members are unable to offer subjective advice regarding project proposals, field of study selection, or portfolio materials, but recommend consulting your Fulbright Program Adviser artistic mentors, or faculty from your U.S. institution for subjective feedback.

If you are experiencing technical issues with completing your portfolio, please email fbstudentsupport@iie.org with a detailed description and screenshots of the issue.

 

Architecture

Architecture

Description: Projects are welcome in both building and landscape architecture. The portfolio should be a well-edited representation of the applicant’s creative work. Portfolios may not contain videos or links. Anything submitted that is not entirely the applicant’s own work must be clearly identified as such. Where collaboration occurred, applicants must clearly describe their contribution to the project.

The portfolio should include visual materials that will show a foundation for the candidate’s proposed project. A representative collection of the candidate’s design work/research, as well as professional activities in their chosen field should also be included.

Portfolios may consist of:

  • Graphic designs
  • Prints
  • Maps
  • Drawings/sketches
  • Photographs
  • Sculpture
  • Artwork

Applicants must provide the titles, nature, dimensions, authorship, and dates of execution for each work.

The portfolio should demonstrate the applicant’s drawing skills and three-dimensional aptitude. The portfolio should also demonstrate the applicant’s ability to pursue advanced work in architectural design. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

 

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty pages.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Architecture" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

 

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Description: Projects are welcome in the Creative Non-Fiction, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Playwriting, Poetry, and Screenwriting genres. Applicants proposing translation projects should not apply in the field of Creative Writing and instead should apply in the Academic field of “Translation”. For writing projects which include a visual component, applicants must determine which field their application is best categorized by and apply accordingly.

The writing sample must be in the same genre as the Fulbright project. Playwrights, Poets, and Screenwriters should submit the text in the format appropriate to the genre (i.e., not double-spaced, if inappropriate to the selection). Prose writers should submit ten pages from the same piece of work.

Applicants should indicate the dates on which the pieces were completed.

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

 

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A maximum of ten pages of double-spaced text. Submitting more than ten pages will result in the application being deemed ineligible.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Creative Writing" as the Field of Study in the application. Applicants should indicate the genre (Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, etc.) in parentheses after the title of the piece.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

 

Music

Composition

Description: Original works in any musical genre are welcome. Compositions must be the sole work of the applicant; musical collaboration will not be accepted. It is preferred that one score is in small musical form, e.g. a song or piano piece. At least two of the scores submitted should be recent works. Compositions should demonstrate the artist's range in genre, training, and ability. Each score and recording should be uploaded and labeled as its own digital file.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Three manuscripts of original compositions with accompanying audio recordings.

  • A complete listing of the applicant’s compositions (including date of completion), indicating performance dates, if applicable.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Music Composition" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Audio - mp3, m4a, aiff, wma, wav, aac (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, png, gif, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Conducting

Description: Repertoire should be appropriate to the musical and technical level of the ensemble and preferably show multiple composers in a variety of musical styles. Classical repertoire only- pop, jazz, and Broadway repertoire is not acceptable. The National Screening Committee will be looking for improvement during the rehearsal (i.e. balance, ensemble, notes). 

Rehearsal video should be shot so the applicant is in full frontal or partial profile; at least part of the ensemble/orchestra should also be in view. It is imperative that instructions being given by the applicant be audible in the recording. Microphone location is, therefore, vital to a successful application.

Applicants should describe the extent of their conducting experience, names of orchestras/ensembles conducted and the repertories performed.

 

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • An unedited rehearsal video, up to 20 minutes in length.
    • Included in the video should be least two contrasting pieces. One piece should be a standard.
  • Scores of any non-standard pieces performed should be uploaded with the application.
  • A description of the type and level of the ensemble conducted.
  • Candidates to Germany and Austria must also document their ability to play the piano.
 

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Conducting" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Harpsichord

Description: Applicants must select portfolio pieces that adhere to the requirements below. Examples of Bach pieces used in the past include: the English Suites, Partita, the Italian Concerto, the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Toccata, or a large Prelude and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier. 

Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible. At least one of the works should support your proposal topic.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos (maximum of four), uploaded as individual files, of the following:
    • A work by J.S. Bach
    • A work from the 16th or 17th century
    • A composition from any historical period (including contemporary)
    • One movement related specifically to the applicant’s area of specialization; could include continuo performance with chamber ensemble
    • The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Musical Instrument Training - Organ/Harpsichord" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Historical Performance

Description:Projects are welcome from instrumentalists proposing performance practice in early music. The portfolio should reflect the applicant’s breadth of knowledge of the instrument’s repertoire as it relates to the project, and demonstrate their highest technical and musical achievements. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible. At least one of the works should support your application topic. Historical Performance instruments would include, but are not limited to:

  • Carillon
  • Cornetto/Early Trumpet
  • Early Bass
  • Early Bassoon
  • Early Cello
  • Early Flute
  • Early Oboe
  • Early Viola
  • Early Violin
  • Early Clarinet
  • Early Trombone/Sackbut
  • Fortepiano
  • Lute and other early plucked instruments
  • Natural Horn
  • Recorder
  • Viola da Gamba
  • Violone

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:
    • Three selections of contrasting repertory that represents at least 3 different national schools, if appropriate to the instrument.
  • Detailed description of the videos submitted, indicating titles and composers, entered into the ‘Details’ segment of the portfolio.
  • A document identifying and describing the instrument being played in the recording.
  • Photograph(s) of the instrument being played.
  • The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Musical Instrument Training: Historical Performance" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)
  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)
  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)
Jazz Performance

Description: Jazz instrumental projects are welcome in Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, Guitar, Horn, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, and Violin. For vocalists please refer to the Voice section. Applicants proposing performance-based projects for instruments not included within any of the Music subfields should apply in World Music. The portfolio should reflect the applicant’s breadth of knowledge of the instrument’s repertoire as it relates to the project, and demonstrate their highest technical and musical achievements. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos, uploaded as individual files, of the following:
    • Three contrasting tunes selected from the Standard jazz repertoire.
    • Detailed description of the videos submitted, indicating titles and composers, entered into the ‘Details’ segment of the portfolio.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Jazz Performance” as the Field of Study in the application. In the header of the Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement the field of study should be indicated along with the instrument played (ex. Jazz Performance-Cello).

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

Opera Stage Direction

Description: Applications should exhibit strong communicative skills (written and oral) and an appropriate background in visual, theatre, and/or language arts.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Programs, reviews, photographs, and any other pertinent materials (no more than fifteen pages total) which demonstrate the applicant’s professional qualifications. Artwork and/or theatrical designs may be included.
  • Video clips of prior directing work (optional)

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Theater Arts – Directing" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

 

Organ

Description: The portfolio should reflect the applicant’s breadth of knowledge of the organ repertoire as it relates to the project, and demonstrate their highest technical and musical achievements. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands and feet should be clearly visible. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos (maximum of three), uploaded as individual files, of the following:
    • One movement related specifically to the applicant’s area of specialization.
    • One movement by J.S. Bach
    • One movement of the applicant’s choosing
  • A detailed program for video submitted, indicating titles and composers.
  • A document identifying and describing (number of stops, keyboards, etc.) the instrument being played in the recording.
  • Photograph(s) of the instrument being played.
  • The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Musical Instrument Training - Organ/Harpsichord" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)
  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)
  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

 

Percussion

Description: Projects are welcome for all Western orchestral percussion instruments. Projects in Jazz should apply in the Jazz Performance category. Applicants proposing performance-based projects for instruments not included within any of the Music subfields should apply in World Music.

Selections should be uploaded as individual files and labeled with the composer, instrument, performance date, etc. Performance from memory is encouraged. The applicant’s hands and feet, if applicable, should be clearly visible. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos, lasting no more than twenty minutes in total, of selections that best demonstrate the applicant’s performance abilities.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Musical Instrument Training - Percussion” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

Piano

Description: Projects are welcome in Classical and Accompaniment/Collaborative. Projects in Jazz should apply in the Jazz Performance category. Repetitions in partitas and in exposition section of sonatas should be omitted. No concerti are permitted. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands and feet should be clearly visible. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

Required Portfolio Materials (Classical):

  • Unedited videos (maximum of four), uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A complete Baroque work or group of smaller Baroque pieces

    • A complete classical sonata

    • A major romantic work- e.g. a sonata, fantasy, ballade, scherzo, or a complete group of shorter works (Brahms’ Opus 116 or Chopin’s 4 Impromptus)

    • A substantial 20th or 21st Century composition in its entirety.

Required Portfolio Materials (Accompaniment/Collaborative):

  • Unedited videos (maximum of four), uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • Four styles of solo repertoire consistent with Classical piano applicants

    • Examples of their performances as accompanists in their chosen area of accompaniment

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Musical Instrument Training - Piano" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

String Instruments

Description: Projects are welcome in classical Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Harp, Viola, and Violin. For Early Music instruments please refer to the Historical Performance section. Projects in Jazz should apply in the Jazz Performance category. Applicants proposing performance-based projects for instruments not included within any of the Music subfields should apply in World Music. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos (maximum of four), uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A concerto from the 19th, 20th, or 21st Century

    • A sonata accompanied by the piano or harpsichord

    • Two additional selections of the candidate’s choosing.

Within the required material, one work must be from the 20th Century, one work must be by J.S. Bach, and one work must be unaccompanied. If pieces listed above do not pertain to the applicant’s instrument, candidate may select a substitution. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Musical Instrument Training - " with appropriate instrument in the Field of Study in the application (e.g. Musical Instrument Training - Cello).

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

Voice

Description: Projects in vocal performance in any genre are accepted. Applicants should select songs from various periods which demonstrate the full range of their vocal training and talent as it relates to the project proposed. Candidates must specify voice classification (alto, soprano, tenor, bass, etc.). Performance from memory is required. Avoid distortion of the voice, excessive “buzz”, and lack of balance between the accompaniment and the voice.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos (maximum of four), uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • An aria or song performed in the language of the host country

    • An aria or song of the applicant’s choosing, any language accepted

    • A song in English

Applicants maybe submit a fourth piece from the 20th or 21st Century if applicable to the project proposed. At least one repertoire selection must include accompaniment. Selections should show contrast in musical styles, tempos, and languages. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Voice” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

Woodwind & Brass

Description: Projects are welcome in classical Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Oboe, Piccolo, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba. For Early Music instruments please refer to the Historical Performance section. Projects in Jazz should apply in the Jazz Performance category. Applicants proposing performance-based projects for instruments not included within any of the Music subfields should apply in World Music. Performance from memory is encouraged. Applicant’s hands should be clearly visible.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos (maximum of four), uploaded as individual files, of the following:

    • A concerto from the 19th or 20th, or 21st Century

    • A sonata accompanied by the piano or harpsichord

    • Two selections of the candidate’s choosing.

Within the required material, one work must be from the 20th Century, one work must be by J.S. Bach, and one work must be unaccompanied. If pieces listed above do not pertain to the applicant’s instrument, candidate may select a substitution. At least one of the works should support your application topic.

The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Musical Instrument Training-“ with appropriate instrument in the Field of Study in the application (e.g. Musical Instrument Training- Bassoon).

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

World Music

Description: World Music applications are defined as those which have a focus on performance and/or musical instrumentation training in non-Western, Folk, or Vernacular musical styles, including indigenous musical forms.

Examples of previous World Music projects include performance-based study in Celtic harp, Hungarian folk music, Indonesian gamelan, and Tuvan throat singing.

Non-performance based projects should apply in the academic field of Musicology and applicants do not submit Portfolio Materials.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited videos or audio recordings, lasting no more than twenty minutes in total, with a minimum of three selections that best represent the project proposed and the applicant’s ability in their respective disciplines.

The uploaded pieces can be of one movement, rather than a full concerto or sonata, but the selected movement should be one that best showcases your skills. While there are no specific time limits for each musical selection, we also encourage applicants to be mindful of the total time length of their uploaded recordings.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select “Musical Instrument Training - World Music” in the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)
  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)
  • Audio - mp3, m4a, aiff, wma, wav, aac (up to 1 GB each)

 

Performing Arts

Dance

Description: Performance and choreography projects are welcome in both modern and classical dance forms. Solo performances are preferred. Applicants must clearly identify themselves in group performances.

Choreographers should submit video of a dance choreographed and performed by the applicant, who should identify themselves in the performance. They should also submit a one-page statement of choreographic objective and method.

The video sample must be in the same or a related dance field as the Fulbright project being proposed.

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Video samples, totaling no longer than ten minutes in total, illustrating the applicant’s technical ability and ability to carry out the proposed project.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Dance" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Performance Art

Required Portfolio Materials:

Description: Performance art projects are welcome. Performance art applications will be reviewed by a dance discipline-specific panel. If your proposed project does not include dance/movement as a main component, consider if another field of study may be more appropriate. 

Solo performances are preferred. Artists should explain their contributions to the pieces and the roles of any collaborators. Applicants must clearly identify themselves in group performances. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Video samples, totaling no longer than ten minutes, illustrating the applicant’s technical skill and the ability to carry out the project being proposed.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Performance Art" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Theater Arts
Acting
Description: Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals. Each monologue should be introduced on the video and the applicant should indicate the play and role portrayed. 

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Unedited video(s), totaling no longer than six minutes, of the applicant performing two emotionally-contrasting monologues: one from Shakespeare’s plays and one from a modern or contemporary prose piece.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Theater Arts-Acting" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Costume Design
Description: Images of cloth swatches may be submitted. The applicant must explain the specific roles played in the production of the costumes and the names and dates of the productions must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of costumes and photographs from the finished production, with a statement explaining the approach and desired effect. Short clips (under 2 minutes) showing scale, detail, and movement of pieces are permitted. Each submitted clip counts as one portfolio item towards the 15-20 item limit.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Theater Arts - Costume/Set Design" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Directing
Description: Applications are welcome from directors who have cast and directed at least three productions prior to application. The name and dates of the production must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:
From a single production:

  • Outline of the directorial approach to the play with special reference to issues of casting, preparing a working stage plan, stage design and costumes, and method of working with actors (no more than fifteen pages).

  • Video of the production no longer than six minutes
  • A digital portfolio containing no more than ten images of the work

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drama/Theater Arts-Directing" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Note on Playwriting
Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Creative Writing" as the Field of Study in the application. Please refer to the instructions for Creative Writing applications.
Lighting Design
Description: The applicant must explain the specific role played in the production. The name and dates of the production must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:
From a single production:

  • Production outline including materials such as technical drawings, technical notes, production estimates, scheduling calendars, lighting plots, etc. (no more than fifteen pages total).
    • The lighting designer’s portfolio must contain four or five full light plots showing a range of experience. Half-inch scale is preferred. Each plot should be accompanied by a lighting section and all paperwork (except cue sheets): hook-up, instrument schedule, and magic sheet(s). Plots sent without hook-up and magic sheet are not considered. Photos of the set under full light are expected as are any documents that help convey the physical production (set ground plan and section). Photos of cues can be submitted as well.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Theater Arts -Technical Theater/Management" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Set Design
Description: The applicant must explain the specific role played in the production of the set. The name and dates of the production must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:
From a single production:

  • Production outline including materials such as technical drawings, production estimates, scheduling calendars, scenic renderings, etc. (no more than ten pages)

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of the finished sets, with a statement explaining the approach and desired effect.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Theater Arts - Costume/Set Design" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Stage Management
Description: The applicant must also explain the specific role played in the development of the performance. The names and dates of the productions must be clearly indicated. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing prompt books, production books, or similar materials (samples, no more than fifteen pages).

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Theater Arts: Technical Theater/Management" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, png, gif, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

 

Visual Arts

Animation

Description: Projects are welcome in both traditional and computer animation. Portfolios should demonstrate accomplished art and design skill, including life drawing and understanding of composition, line, weight and balance. The sample reel should exhibit effective use of software and tools to support aesthetic choices (for computer animation projects). 

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals. The sample reel should be the applicant’s best work and should be related to the proposed Fulbright project.

Animators MUST indicate the specific roles they played in the production of all works. For example: Concept, Character Design, Character Animation, Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Storyline, Text, Effects, etc.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • Video sample reel, no longer than six minutes.

  • Shot breakdown list to describe the applicant’s role(s) in each shot.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Animation" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Design & Crafts

Description: Design projects can include proposals in areas such as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or Interior Design. Craft projects can include proposals in areas such as Bookmaking, Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry & Metalworking, or Textiles & Fiber.

Each image should be accompanied by a brief description of the product illustrated. Additionally, applicants should submit an explanation of the method of production and materials used for each piece.

Applicants whose work involves textiles & fiber should also include images of swatches.

Applicants must provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece.

Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

 

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of current work. Short clips (under 2 minutes) showing scale, detail, and movement of pieces are permitted. Each submitted clip counts as one portfolio item towards the 15-20 item limit.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Design" or “Craft” as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Drawing, Illustration, & Sequential Art

Description: Projects are welcome in drawing, illustration, or sequential art, in all mediums. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants must demonstrate technical skills with line, composition, measurement, proportion, and value. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each artwork.

For visual projects which include a text component, applicants must determine which field their application is best categorized by and apply accordingly.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of current work.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Drawing & Illustration" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Filmmaking

Description: Projects are welcome in all film genres. Filmmakers MUST indicate the specific role(s) they played in the production of the film, e.g., directing, editing, cinematography, etc. Work submitted should support the nature of the project proposed and demonstrate the applicant’s ability in that particular film genre. Submit only segments which you wish to be viewed (editing of longer pieces should take place prior to uploading). Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A maximum of two films, no longer than twelve minutes in total.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Filmmaking" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

Note on Screenwriting
Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Creative Writing" as the Field of Study in the application. Please refer to the instructions for Creative Writing applications.

Installation Art

Description: Installation Art projects are welcome in various media. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of current work. Short clips (under 2 minutes) showing scale, detail, and movement of pieces are permitted. Each submitted clip counts as one portfolio item towards the 15-20 item limit.

Special Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Installation Art" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)

  • Audio - mp3, m4a, aiff, wma, wav, aac (up to 1 GB each) – no more than 15 minutes of audio content

Painting/Printmaking

Description: Projects are welcome in all painting and printmaking disciplines. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants must demonstrate technical skills with color, perspective, lighting, composition, measurement, proportion, and value. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, print dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio of fifteen to twenty images of current work.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Painting & Printmaking" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Photography

Description: Projects are welcome in both film photography and digital photography. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Applicants must demonstrate strong technical skills with composition, exposure, lighting, etc. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Image resolution of at least 300 dpi is preferred, and resolution cannot be less than 150 dpi. Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums (film or digital), print dimensions, and dates of execution for each piece.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of current work.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Photography" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

Sculpture

Description: Sculpture projects are welcome in all mediums. Sculpture projects are welcome in all mediums. Portfolios should show a serious exploration of an idea through a body of work rather than showing a disconnected sampling of concepts and styles. Mature artistic direction should be evident in work as it corresponds to the applicant’s Fulbright project goals.

Applicants must upload images individually and provide the titles, mediums, dimensions, and dates of execution for each artwork.

Required Portfolio Materials:

  • A digital portfolio containing fifteen to twenty images of current work. Short clips (under 2 minutes) showing scale, detail, and movement of pieces are permitted. Each submitted clip counts as one portfolio item towards the 15-20 item limit.

Application Instructions: Applicants must select "Sculpture" as the Field of Study in the application.

Accepted Portfolio Materials Formats:

  • Image - PDF (recommended), jpeg, jpg (up to 1 GB each)

  • Document - PDF (recommended) (up to 1 GB each)

  • Video - mpeg, mpg, mp4, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob (up to 1 GB each)