Fulbright U.S. Student Program

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/#&panel1-3

Application cycle opens: 
March 31, 2015
First internal deadline (full application):  September 18, 2015
Final internal deadline for submission of electronic application:  TBA
National deadline for submission of electronic application:  October 13, 2015

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • B.A. degree or the equivalent (see website for equivalent definitions) before the start of the grant.
  • Good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
  • Sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.

Award summary:

  • Allows for individually designed study/research or an English teaching assistantship in a single country.
  • Facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks thereby gaining an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, customs and approaches to daily life.
  • Promotes mutual understanding through community engagement in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

U.S. Student Fulbright Grants fall into three general categories:

  • Academic or "full" grants. These include grants in academic fields and in the creative and performing arts.
  • English teaching assistantship grants
  • Travel-only grants: Available in Italy, Germany, and Hungary only; designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel and a student's own funds for study or research.

U.S. Student Fulbright Grant:

  • Allows for individually designed study/research (Full Grant--propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside of the U.S.) or an English Teaching Assistantship
  • Provides grants for study/research/teaching in a single country (For exceptions, see World Region Summaries). Meet, work, and live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • Facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, thereby gaining an appreciation of others' viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • Promotes mutual understanding through engagement in the community, through interaction on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

Application process: All application materials, including academic transcripts and letters of reference must be submitted in the Embark Online Application and Reference System (https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/27/ ) by application deadline. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. 

Application requirements: A complete application will consist of the following items:

  • Basic data
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Letter(s) of Affiliation for Research/Study Applicants (May be required-consult the country summary)
  • Personal Statement
  • Language Report Forms (May be required-consult the country summary)
  • Form 7: Language Background Report
  • Form 7A: Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Form
  • Form 8: Foreign Language Evaluation
  • Three letters of recommendation**
    • FORM 9A: References for Research/Study Grants
    • FORM 9B: ETA Reference Forms
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Form 11: Creative and Performing Arts Supplementary Form and Materials

**Please be sure that your recommenders know that the internal deadline is the date by which they must have submitted your letters of recommendation.  The prompt they receive from the Fulbright software system for applying (Embark) may indicate the national deadline rather than Whitman's internal deadline.

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether
Internal committee: Yes
Internal interview: Yes
Internal nomination required: No. However, a campus evaluation form is completed following the interview and forwarded with  each application to the national committee.

National committee interview: No