To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens, have a strong academic record (especially in coursework related to the project field), and want to spend a year studying or teaching in a foreign country. The student must choose his or her own area of research and submit a proposal. Many fields of study are eligible. Some countries require a knowledge of the local language. Applications are submitted in October of the student's senior year for study during the year following graduation.
We encourage interested students to begin the application process in the fall of their junior year. Applications go through several drafts and are submitted to a Campus Review Committee before going to a Fulbright National Screening Committee for consideration.
There are five Fulbright short-term and long-term programs available for faculty and professionals:
To apply, faculty and professionals must be U.S. citizens with a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree and must have college or university teaching experience. Programs are available for research, lectures, or both. Some programs require foreign language proficiency. Applicants submit a project statement, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. A letter of invitation may be necessary. Application deadlines vary by program.
To learn more and to begin the application process, visit the national Fulbright Scholar Program website.