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J. William Fulbright Fellowship Program

What is it?

The Fulbright Scholarship is a program of the US Department of State. It is the largest scholarship program available. Fulbright's key word is "exchange": what will you bring to your host country? What will you bring back to the United States?  In the words of J. William Fulbright:

"Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program." and "The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs, and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship."

The Fulbright Scholarship provides generous funding for university coursework, independent library or field research, professional training in the arts and other fields, assistant English-teaching, or a combination of these or other projects, in countries all over the world.

Who is eligible?

U.S. citizenship and a bachelors degree are required. Applicants who hold a masters or J.D. degree (but not a doctorate) are also eligible, as well as individuals who have post-baccalaureate experience in the creative and performing arts. In some cases, applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the host country's language. Every applicant must demonstrate a sustained interest in one or more of the following: the host country's history, current events, language, or culture. 

What are my chances?

Any applicant's chances vary widely with the country or region, and the number of awards per country varies every year. See the Statistics section of the Fulbright home page (upper right corner).

How do I apply?

1. Fill out the pre-application and email it to Dr. Weiner. (E-Mail)

2. Attend an information session in Callison Hall:

Monday, April 9: 12pm and 3pm


Thursday April 12: 12pm and 3pm,


Tuesday April 17: 12pm and 3pm


Friday April 20: 12pm and 3pm

3. Download the Fullbright Scholarship Timeline