Fulbright U.S. Student Program
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!:
NEW!: All students, including undergraduate, graduate, professional students and university alumni will now apply through Fulbright Program Advisor Karen Wachsmuth in International Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-335-1436. Please contact her for an initial appointment as early as possible.
Useful Fulbright Documents:
Windows to Opportunity: Fulbright Competition officially opens May 1st
Attend May campus workshops
Request faculty recommendations in writing (before faculty leave for the summer)
Begin electronic application on the Fulbright Embark system (open an account, print out entire application, review all application components carefully)
Send preliminary drafts to Campus Fulbright Program Advisor
Essay revision begins
Send revised drafts to Campus Fulbright Program Advisor
Secure faculty and other recommendations
Transcript requests (for every institution attended)
Essay final revision continues
Submission Deadline for all UI Applicants: September 13, 2013 (students must submit applications IN PERSON)
Language Evaluations (if needed): UI Language Evaluation Week, Sept. 3-6
Fulbright Faculty Committee Interviews, late Sept. –early Oct. (by appointment)
Applications for this year's competition will be due on Friday, September 13, 2013. All applicants will have interviews with the Faculty Committee during the week of September 23-27.
All graduate applicants and UI alumni must submit a hard copy of their complete applications to Academic Programs and Services, International Programs, 1111 UCC, by the deadline. NO exceptions will be made.
Campus Application Instructions: Please consult the UI Fulbright Manual for UI Applicants; includes detailed instructions and guidelines for preparing your application. This information will be updated after May 1, 2013.
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 after May 1st. 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 graduate and professional 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.
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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.