Fulbright U.S. Student Program

First internal deadline (full application required): September 16, 2016
Internal interviews: September 26-30 (tentative)
Final internal deadline: October 7, 2016
National deadline: October 11, 2016 5 PM (EST)

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen at time of application
  • B.A. degree or equivalent (see website for definitions) before start of grant
  • Good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory medical certificate of health from a physician
  • Proficiency in the written and spoken language of host country 

Award summary:

  • Provides for individually designed study/research ("academic" grant) or English teaching assistantship (ETA) in a single country.
  • Facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks; focus of program is on 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.

Application process: online (Embark system)
(https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/28/ )

Application requirements:

  • Biographical information
  • Statement of grant purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Letter(s) of affiliation for "academic" grants (research/arts applicants) 
  • Language report forms (if needed; consult country summary)
  • Form 7: Language background report
  • Form 7A: Critical Language Enhancement Award supplementary form
  • Form 8: Foreign language evaluation
  • Academic grants: long-form letters of recommendation (3)
  • ETA grants: responses to prompts from recommenders (3)
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Supplementary form and materials required for creative/performing arts applications

Note: Letters of recommendation (academic grants) and responses to prompts from recommenders (ETA grants) must be submitted by internal application deadline. The automatic (e-mail) prompt that recommenders receive through the Fulbright online system (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. A campus evaluation form is completed by the Whitman committee following the interview and submitted with each application to the national committee.

National committee interview: No