National deadline: on hold 

Eligibility requirements:

  • U. S. citizen
  • Undergraduate degree by the start of the program
  • Academic or professional background relevant to proposed project

Award summary and conditions: The Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Program that will support up to five Fellowships for one academic year of travel and multi-media storytelling on globally significant social or environmental topics. Fellows will focus their stories on one of the program's eight themes.* Digital stories produced by Fulbright - National Geographic Fellows will be published across National Geographic and Department of State content platforms with the support of National Geographic's editorial team. Click here to see the eligible countries:      

Application process: online (Embark)

Application requirements: 

  • Biographical data
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign language skills: Applicants are asked to complete the chart detailing any relevant language skills he/she may have and his/her level of fluency. While foreign language skills are not strictly required for the Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, the ability to communicate effectively is critical to success in any country to which Fellows will travel on this program.
  • References (3) 
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Curriculum vitae and publications
  • Supplemental materials: All applicants must submit two to three examples of their work in digital storytelling or similar medium, which will be evaluated by the screening committee members.
  • Affiliation(s): Fellows will likely draw upon a number of sources in host countries to collect their stories, so applicants for this Fellowship are permitted to fulfill the affiliation requirement in one of two ways:
    • Submit one letter of affiliation from an institution/individual in each host country with whom the applicant proposes to work.
    • Submit a list of host country institutions, contacts, and sources (specifying contact names) that the applicant plans to utilize during his/her grant program (to be included in the Statement of Grant Purpose).

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

Internal committee: No

Internal interview: No

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