Fulbright Application Process

U.S. Student Program (for Current Students)

Who's eligible: Students with a strong academic record who are U.S. citizens and want to spend a year studying or teaching in a foreign country after graduation.

When to apply: Begin the application process in the fall of your junior year. Applications go through several drafts and are submitted to a Campus Review Committee before going to a Fulbright National Screening Committee in October of your senior year for consideration.

Prepare to apply: 

  • For a research grant, you submit a proposal to undertake a specific project in your own field of study, to work in conjunction with a university in the country to which you apply. You're expected to have a strong academic record in coursework related to your project field. 
  • Or pursue an English teaching award.
  • For either opportunity, to prepare to apply, please contact Dr. Mark Madigan at mmadiga2@naz.edu or 585-389-2643.

Language ability: Some Fulbright awards require knowledge of the local language, but many don't.

When do I go: Fulbright experiences take place during the year following graduation.

To learn more, visit the national Fulbright Program for Students website. 

U.S. Scholar Program (for Current Faculty and Staff)

There are five Fulbright short-term and long-term programs available for faculty and professionals:

  • Traditional Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Program
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
  • Fulbright German Studies Seminars

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.