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9 April 2008. DePauw University Fulbright Interest Meeting. Meeting Organization. Brief Introductions Fulbright Program Overview Application Process Resources Advice from recent Fulbright Winners Q&A. DePauw People. Doug Harms DePauw’s Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) ‏

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meeting organization
Meeting Organization

Brief Introductions

Fulbright Program Overview

Application Process


Advice from recent Fulbright Winners


depauw people
DePauw People

Doug Harms

DePauw’s Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)‏

Fulbright Scholar to Bulgaria 2004-05

Eric Reese, Kathryn Haklin, Jen Long

Recommended for 2008-2009 Award

Tom Hall

Participated in Evaluation Committee

Marnie McInnes

Academic Affairs

David Gellman – Former FPA

fulbright program
Fulbright Program

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas

Goal: Increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries

Approximately 6,000 grants awarded annually

Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide

fulbright programs for depauw graduates
Fulbright Programs for DePauw Graduates

US Student Program

Fellowships to US recent bachelor’s graduates for study and research abroad

Approximately 1,400 awards each year

fulbright programs for depauw graduates continued
Fulbright Programs for DePauw Graduates (continued)‏

English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program

Improve foreign students’ English language abilities

Participants placed outside capital cities and are fully integrated in the host community

Participants increase their own language skills and knowledge of host country

Participants may also pursue study and research


U.S. citizen

Graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master's, or doctoral degree candidate, or young professional or artist

Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad

In good health

study research award qualifications
Study/Research Award Qualifications

Adequate formal training for the proposed study or research is essential

Graduating seniors will generally be expected to attend regular university lectures, but they should describe the study programs they wish to follow in terms as specific as possible

Language skills must be commensurate with the requirements of your project, and are an element of its feasibility. Additional language training may be available.

study research award proposal
Study/Research Award Proposal

All fields of study are acceptable unless otherwise noted

Must have a strong, feasible, and compelling project that can be completed in one country during one year. Project should include community engagement.

Must have a host country affiliation

english teaching assistantship eta proposal
English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Proposal

Why you would like to undertake a Teaching Assistant Assignment in the particular country

Specific qualifications, training, and/or experiences

How you expect to benefit from the assignment, and what use you will make of the experience upon your return to the US

What use you will make of your time outside the classroom

fulbright application
Fulbright Application


Project Proposal (2 pages)

Personal Essay (1 page)

Language Reports (if required)

References (exactly 3)

Complete application should describe:

Your preparation for Fulbright

Why Fulbright is the next logical step for you

How Fulbright will prepare you for the next stage of life

application timeline
Application Timeline

Spring/Early Summer. Look over Fulbright material and start working on proposal

July 18. Send first draft of proposal to Doug Harms

September 8. Inform Doug Harms that you intend to apply for a Fulbright

October 1. ALL materials must be submitted electronically and as hard-copy

October 2-10. Interviews with campus committee

fulbright selection process
Fulbright Selection Process

National Screening Committee

Experts review applications in November and December and make recommendations

Applicants notified by end of January

Host Country Review

Applicants notified between mid-March and late-June

where to start
Where to Start
  • Become familiar with resources, especially the Fulbright website
  • Research vs. ETA
  • Select country
    • Match your background/interests/project
    • Competitiveness
  • Start EARLY!!


Application and instructions

Descriptions of all awards

Tips, FAQs, and newsletters


DPU Information about Fulbright

Doug Harms


advice from recent fulbright winners
Advice from Recent Fulbright Winners
  • Jennifer Long
    • Research in Cambodia
  • Kathryn Haklin
    • ETA in France
  • Eric Reese
    • ETA in South Korea
question and answer
Question and Answer
  • Any Questions?