Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Considering a master’s degree, conducting research, or teaching English abroad? If so, you could be one of the more than 1,800 students who receive a Fulbright U.S. Student grant each year!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs outside the U.S. The program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide and awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and creative and performing arts.

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.

Interested? The TU Fulbright U.S. Student Program Committee is here to help! The campus committee assists current students, recent graduates, and Master’s and doctoral candidates to develop their program proposals and navigate the application process. Contact to find out more about this exciting opportunity.

TU Fulbright U.S. Student Program Committee

name department
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
Foreign Languages
Political Science
Secondary and Middle School Education
Music
Foreign Languages
Study Abroad
Student Affairs/Diversity
Geography and Environmental Planning
Economics

 2017-2018 Competition Cycle Timeline

date task
April 24, 2017

You will be assigned a TU Fulbright Advisor by the campus committee

May 2017

Meet with your Fulbright Advisor
Review the Fulbright website and create an online account
Follow Fulbright on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

June/July 2017

Prepare first drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement
Research/Study grant applicants make contacts in the host destination for the letter of affiliation. See Application Tips on the Fulbright website to get started

July 14, 2017 Submit the first drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Advisor
July 28, 2017

Request three references
Don’t forget to provide the Instructions for Fulbright ETA Reference Writers to your referees

August 1, 2017 Begin your Fulbright online application 
August 14, 2017 Submit the second drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Advisor
September 1, 2017 Submit the final drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Advisor
September 5, 2017

Send the following application materials to all TU Fulbright Campus Committee Members by 5:00 pm:
Application biographical data
Statement of Grant Purpose
Personal Statement
Transcripts
Foreign Language Evaluation (if applicable)

September 14, 2017

Upload scanned copies of your reference letters to the Fulbright website
Send scanned copies of your reference letters to

September 23 - 24, 2017

On-campus interviews for all TU Fulbright applicants (exact date and time of your interview will be assigned in early September)

October 2, 2017 Submit any revisions of your application materials to your TU Fulbright Advisor
October 10, 2017 Submit your Fulbright online application