Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Application period: March 31, 2020 to October 13, 2020 (2:00 p.m. PT)
Initial internal deadline: September 7, 2020 (8:00 a.m. PT)
Internal interviews: September 21-25, 2020 [tentative] (study/research projects) and September 21-25, 2020 [tentative] (ETAs)
Final internal deadline: October 9, 2020
National deadline: October 13, 2020 (2:00 p.m. PT)
• U.S. citizen at time of application
• B.A. degree or equivalent (see Fulbright 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 (as required by individual country) in the written and spoken language of host country
Award summary: Fulbright grants support individually designed study/research projects, arts projects (all disciplines) or English teaching assistantships (ETAs), almost always in a single country. Over the course of their grant period, grantees meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The Fulbright program facilitates cultural exchange, allowing each grantee to gain an appreciation of others' viewpoints, beliefs, practices, and ideas. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country.
Application process: online (Slate application system)
• Biographical information
• Statement of grant purpose
• Personal statement
• Letter(s) of affiliation for "academic" grants (research/arts applicants)
• Language report form (if needed; consult country summary)
• Language evaluation (if required)
• Critical Language Enhancement Award supplementary form (if applicable)
• 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
Internal review committee: Yes.
Internal interview: Yes (except for candidates applying at large).
Internal nomination: 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. In some cases, candidates recommended to their country of choice will be interviewed by a Fulbright committee in that country.