Fulbright Student Program


This year marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Fulbright Program. Since 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and serve as English teaching assistants abroad in order to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,900 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

In addition to hundreds of traditional study and research grants, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers more than 1,000 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship awards to over 70 countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has also recently launched innovative new program models. The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship provides opportunities for overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on globally significant themes. The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellowship allows U.S. public policy early career professionals and Ph.D. students to serve as special assistants in foreign government ministries or institutions. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program selects participants through a competitive, merit-based application process, and offers several benefits during the period of the grant. These include funding for round-trip travel, living expenses for one academic year, and healthcare benefits.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) by the beginning of the grant period. Individuals may be, but are not required to be, currently enrolled in a college or university in order to apply.

Before beginning the application process for the Fulbright US Student program, interested students should review the Fulbright US Student program website:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. After you have done that and are still interested in completing an application, please contact Dr. James (Jim) Lynch, the Fulbright Program Adviser, and set up an appointment to discuss your options. He may be reached either by email or phone (279-5713). Dr. Lynch was named a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom in 2013. And, he was appointed Fulbright Program Advisor in 2014.

Common Questions

The Fulbright Scholar Program has compiled several frequently asked questions about applying for a Fulbright Award. To access this helpful resource, please click FAQs.

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