Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Limitations


More than 130 countries. Visit the Fulbright website for up-to-date program information.

Amount, Duration of Award

The Fulbright grant is usually for 10 months, but the duration varies by country and can be up to 12 months. Grant benefits include round-trip transportation to the host country; funding to cover room, board and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country; accident and sickness health benefits; 24/7 support line for urgent and nonurgent situations; 12 months of noncompetitive eligibility hiring status within the federal government.

Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright — either a research or teaching grant — contact Director of Academic Fellowships Meredith Monaghan for further information and discussion. The Fulbright website is also a wealth of information as you get started.

Dates, Deadlines and Notification

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