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Administered by: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Sponsored by: U.S. Department of StateBureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs


Grants for: graduating seniors, graduate students, early-career professionals,

teachers, and creative and performing artists

Administered by: Institute of International Education (IIE)

Sponsored by: U.S. Department of StateBureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs



U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

For general Fulbright Program information:

For other U.S. government international exchange program opportunities:

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Fulbright Program



  • 1946: Created by U.S. Congress
  • Student program administered in U.S. by I.I.E.
  • Administered overseas by 50 bi-national commissions and U.S. embassies

To increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange

Senator J. William FulbrightARKANSAS

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Why Fulbright?

  • Most prestigious international U. S. fellowship exchange program
  • Outstanding and well-known professional development and academic experience
  • Live abroad and travel (fully funded)
  • Broaden your future career prospects
  • Gain a competitive advantage for graduate school, law school, medical school, etc.
  • Network and make international connections
  • Benefit from engaging in the process

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  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent by start of grant
  • No PhD at time of application
  • Proficiency in language of host country (varies by country)

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Grant Benefits

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Monthly stipend *
  • Accident and sickness coverage
  • Other possible benefits *
    • Support for dependents
    • Research allowance
    • Tuition
    • Language lessons
    • Enhancement activities
    • Disability-related accommodations
  • * Varies according to grant and host country

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U.S. Student Program

Two Types of Grants

Research/Study Grant

  • 1,000 awards
  • 8-12 months
  • ~140 countries
  • Independent research, study, or art project abroad

English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

  • 800 awards
  • 8-12 months
  • ~70 countries
  • Help teach English and U.S. culture in primary, secondary, and higher education classrooms

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Application Timeline

Design project, prepare application, submit intent to apply

May – September 2014

Campus deadline to submit application

September 2014

Mid-October 2014

IIE deadline to submit applications

National screening committees meet

November-December 2014

Commissions/embassies foreign scholarship board

January – May 2015

Final notification of candidates

March – June 2015

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Research / Study Grants

General Qualifications

  • High level of academic and/or professional achievement
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Sufficient language proficiency (varies by country)
  • A well-developed feasible project

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English Teaching Assistantship

  • New countries added each year
  • Improve students’ understanding of English and U.S. culture
  • Assistants teach 20-30 hrs/wk
  • K-12 or university/college level
  • Language requirements often lower

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Selecting a Fulbright Destination

  • Reflect: Why Fulbright? What fields interest you? How do you intend to utilize this experience upon your return to the U.S.?
  • Review country summary and ideal candidate profile
  • Consider region competitiveness
  • Language requirements
  • Preference given to recent undergrads or graduate students
  • Previous experience in host country

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Noteworthy for 2014-2015

  • The Netherlands(looking for more applications)
  • France(looking for STEM/Natural Science research applications)
  • Finland (University of Helsinki is looking for more applications from all disciplines)
  • Turkey (50+ ETA grants)
  • Malaysia (75+ ETA grants)
  • Australia (few applicants to Australia National University Business Programs)
  • Mexico (Business grants and full graduate degree programs from all disciplines)
  • Tunisia (Research grants will be offered)
  • Balkans (Needs more research applicants)
  • South Africa (May want to consider less-competitive countries: e.g., Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana)

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Application Components

  • Basic personal data
  • Essays
    • Statement of purpose
      • Research/Study: 2 pages, single-spaced, maximum
      • ETA: 1 page maximum
    • Personal statement , 1 page maximum
  • Reports / References
    • Foreign Language Report
    • Three (3) references
  • Transcripts
  • Other
    • Research/Study: affiliation letter(s)
    • Arts: supplementary materials

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Letters of Affiliation

  • Signed letter (on letterhead)
  • From the host country contact who will advise and/or mentor you
  • From a professional at a university, laboratory, library, community organization, etc.
  • Requirements vary by country
  • ETAs do not need to secure affiliations

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How to Apply

Online – No Paper

Currently-Enrolled Applicants

  • Must apply through campus Fulbright Program Advisor
  • On campus interview required
  • References and Language Evaluation submitted online by referrers
  • Letters of affiliation scanned and uploaded by you
  • Transcripts (unofficial) uploaded by you

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Things you can do to enhance your application

Research/Study Applicants

ETA Applicants

  • Honors thesis/independent study
  • Undergraduate research
  • Study abroad
  • Foreign language study
  • Anticipated coursework (i.e., research methodology)
  • Additional prestigious fellowships
  • Publications and/or conference presentations
  • Teaching assistant
  • Co-curricular/leadership activities
  • Mentor an international student
  • Become a conversation partner
  • Foreign language study
  • Anticipated coursework (i.e., teaching methodology, intercultural communication, group dynamics)
  • Additional prestigious fellowships

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Where to go from here?

  • Review the Pace’s institutional timeline
  • Decidebetween ETA or Research/Study
  • Pick a Fulbright destination
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. JanettaRebold Benton or with Mr. Jonathan Hooker to discuss your choices.
  • Attendan ETA or Fulbright Research Application Development Workshop
  • ConsultFulbright resources, Fulbright Advisors (Dr. AndriyDanylenko in NYC; Dr, PradeepGopalakrishna in Pleasantville), and professors in your major
  • Brainstorm
    • Affiliation possibilities (design project)
    • ETA side project
    • Essays

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Faculty Advisors

Faculty Coordinator of Scholarly Initiatives

Dr. JanettaRebold Benton

Fulbright Senior Scholar

Distinguished Professor of Art History

Dr. Pradeep Gopalakrishna (Pleasantville)

Professor and Program Chair of Marketing, Lubin

Dr. Andrij Danylenko (New York City)

Associate Professor of Russian

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