Please see the October 13, 2013 campus workshop Power Point presentation for complete instructions on getting started and this year's special Fulbright opportunities.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR UPCOMING EVENTS
March 26, 2014 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Conversations about Countries
- A panel of faculty members and study abroad advisors will discuss preparation for international opportunities and how to become an expert in your country of interest!
March 27, 2014 12:00-3:00 p.m. | Grant Chats
- Karen Wachsmuth, Academic Programs & Student Services Administrator and Jennifer Teitle, Associate Director of Graduate Student Success will discuss questions about specific grants, the application process, essay writing and more!
*All events will be held in 1117 University Capitol Centre (next to International Programs).
Click here to view all of our upcoming Fulbright related events!
NEW Special Opportunity! Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Deadline for submission: February 28, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic.
Deadline for this year's Fulbright competition: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 4:30 p.m. For specific information about next year's 2015-16 competition, please make an appointment with Karen Wachsmuth after October 1. For general information, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website and refer to the campus information on this site.
Timelines and Checklists
English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Grant:
If you are applying for a Study/Research/Arts grant, you'll need to start working right away on acquiring a Letter of Affiliation. Here are some sample letters:
About the Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give masters and doctoral candidates, recent baccalaureate recipients, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Projects may include independent library or field research, university coursework, training in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, teaching assistantships (for English-language courses, in selected countries), or a combination of these.
Along with opportunities for intellectual, professional, and artistic growth, the Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with people of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative insights. The program promotes cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding through engagement in the community and on a person-to-person basis.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn to appreciate others' viewpoints, beliefs, and philosophies by working, living, teaching, and learning with them. Apply now for a U.S. Student Fulbright Fellowship. Funding can be obtained for study, research, or teaching assistantships in most foreign countries.
This program is for U.S. citizens only; permanent residents are not eligible. For specific information about this year's 2014-15 competition, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website and the Fulbright U.S. Student Brochure. Please consult the webpage below for information regarding UI campus advising and general information including UI helpful links, sample essays, and FAQs.
Currently-enrolled UI students and alumni interested in applying through the UI should contact Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth in International Programs as early as possible for assistance with the application process and editorial assistance. The Fulbright competition is formally announced in May, and advising assistance is available throughout the summer. Please consult our suggested timeline for applicants.
- Campus Application Instructions: UI Fulbright Manual; includes detailed instructions and guidelines for preparing your application
- Fulbright Website: Review the Fulbright website very thoroughly for program and country details, application instructions and materials, and frequently asked questions.
- Fulbright E-Application: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/25/; create a profile and log in to begin the online application
- Samples of successful Fulbright proposals and CVs: Fulbright Resources page; hard copies are also available at Academic Programs and Services, International Programs, 1111 UCC.
- To be shared with your referees:
See a list of UI students and alumni who have received Fulbright awards in the past five years, and read about their unique experiences on our Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recipients page.
Luke Juran (photo, right) conducted research in post-disaster water sanitation in India through a Fulbright grant. In this video, he shares what inspired his project and how he gave back to the community while exploring the local culture.
All students, including undergraduate, graduate, professional students and university alumni, apply through Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth in International Programs. Please contact her for an initial appointment as early as possible: