What is a U.S. Student Fulbright Grant?
It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship.
You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country.
(Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
It facilitates cultural exchange.
Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
It promotes mutual understanding.
Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.
How do I Apply?
Contact the following faculty members to ask more in-depth questions regarding the Fulbright application process and to brainstorm about your project ideas:
SAC Fulbright Program Advisor
Prof. Kimberly Kersey-Asbury (Fine Arts) Fulbright Recipient to Botswana
SAC Fulbright Campus Committee Members:
Prof. Sara Smits-Keeney (Sociology)
Prof. Bede Bidlack (Theology) Fulbright Recipient to Taiwan
Prof. Jaime Orrego (Modern Languages)
Prof. Loretta Brady (Psychology) Fulbright Recipient to Cypress
Melissa DeLury ’10 (Alumni/Guest Member) Fulbright Recipient to India
Prof. Dina Frutos-Bencze (Economics & Business) Fulbright Recipient to the Czech Republic
Prof. Paddy Favazza (Education) Fulbright Recipient to Romania
To be eligible, you must be:
1) A U.S. citizen,
· International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/.
2) A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,
3) Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
4) In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)
Complete eligibility details are at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/eligibility
- Awards grants in all fields of study.
- Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
- Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
- Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.
“Fostering leadership, learning, and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program.”
Senator J. William Fulbright
In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that called for the use of proceeds from the sale of surplus war property to fund the "promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science."
The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946, immediately after World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Senator J. William Fulbright, sponsor of the legislation, saw it as a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is now the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for both students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools around the world. It is the U.S. Government's premier scholarship program. It enables U.S. students and artists to benefit from unique resources in every corner of the world. It enables U.S. citizens to gain international competence in an interdependent world.
The U.S. Student Program currently awards approximately 1,100 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. For comprehensive information on grant opportunities in a specific country, please visit the participating countries' pages on the Fulbright website.
Rebecca Jordan ’14, English Major, Fulbright ETA Grant to Germany.
Fulbright website: us.fulbrightonline.org
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program
Types of awards: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants
Participating countries: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries
Getting started: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/getting-started
The Fulbright Association: https://fulbright.org/