Fulbright Scholarship

Funds research projects, teaching English, or graduate study abroad.

The J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.

Important Dates:

Timeline can be found here: (http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program)

Requirements: (Guidelines)

-Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. -Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant. -In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. -Applicants must be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician. -Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities. -Applicants may hold a J.D. at the time of application.

-Doctors of Medicine may receive grants for advanced academic study, but not for internships or residencies.  Scholars with an M.D. degree who have completed their formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for the purpose of independent or collaborative research should apply to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, www.cies.org.  Grants shall not authorize activity for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.  The Fulbright Program cannot authorize proposals for medical research that involves clinical training, patient care or patient contact.

Selection is made on the basis of:

-Quality and feasibility of the proposal as described in the Statement of Grant Purpose. -Academic or professional record. -Personal qualifications. -Language preparation. -Preference factors as established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) and the Fulbright Commissions/Foundations. -Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community, among other activities. -Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange/confirm supervision and facilitate research clearance, if necessary. -Requirements of the program in individual countries. In some countries, advanced-degree candidates are preferred, and in some countries, certain fields of study are not recommended. Check with IIE before filing an application if you do not meet country specifications.

-Desirability of achieving wide institutional and geographic distribution.

Online Application

Supporting Documents: 

Academic ApplicationArtsEnglish Teaching AssistantshipMTVU (music)Fulbright-Clinton

For more information, visit the Fulbright Scholarship website.

Amount of Award: 
Living expenses and round-trip airfare plus educational expenses for some types of grants
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