Brooke H. Ball
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Fulbright: U.S. Student Program

Background Information:
The Fulbright award's U.S. student program enables graduate students (and recent graduates who do not hold a terminal degree in their field) to conduct research and study abroad or to work as English teachers for an academic year. All applicants for this program must be U.S. citizens. For additional background and eligibility information, please click here.

Application Process:
Students begin their application on Fulbright's website. Before submitting their application electronically to Fulbright, they must first turn in the hard copy to the GSAS Fulbright Program Advisor, Brooke Ball by the campus deadline of September 12, 2013. At that time, students should submit as complete of an application as possible, even though certain supporting items may still be outstanding. A committee of GSAS faculty members will review all the applications and then interview each applicant and suggest ways in which their application could be improved. After the interview, students can revise their applications online and then must submit their final version by Fulbright's deadline, October 15, 2013.

To begin your application, please go here.

Application Contents:
A completed application (for  study and research abroad) contains the items listed below. To ensure you can complete these items by the campus deadline of September 12, we recommend you begin your application about two months in advance or as soon as possible. The more complete your application, the better the Committee can help you to improve it and increase your chances of getting the award. For more information about each item, please click here.

  • Biographical/professional information completed in the online application 
  • Statement of Grant Purpose (2 pages)
  • Letter of Affiliation from the host country (varies by country, but the majority of Fulbrighters will affiliate with universities or other types of organizations; please check the requirements for the country to which you plan to apply.)
  • Personal Statement (1 page)
  • Foreign Language Forms, which vary by country of application. Where language skills are required, you will need to submit both the Language Self Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation (completed by a language instructor). Where language skills are recommended, but not required, if you possess some language skills you should submit both a Language Self Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation Form, which is completed by a professional language teacher. For programs in countries where English is one of the national languages, you do not need to submit any foreign language forms unless a foreign language is required for your project.
  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts: You must provide transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions from which you received degrees. Transcripts must also be submitted from other institutions where you studied and received credit for coursework.