Fulbright U.S. Student Program

2016 UI Fulbright Student winners

Learn more about these UI recipients.

In the News:
Iowa universities see more graduates, high achievers (The Gazette)
Record 14 UI students, alumni receive Fulbright awards for 2016-17 (IowaNow)
Coming into the 'real' Greek culture (The Daily Iowan)
'Rock star' follows Buddhism to Japan (The Daily Iowan)
Heading a long way from Dubuque (The Daily Iowan) 
Fast track to future for UI grad (The Daily Iowan)

Upcoming Events

Fulbright Lunch and Learn: Resmiye Oral
Childhood Trauma Prevention with Global Outreach: From UI to Greece
Friday, Nov. 4, 12:30-1:20 p.m. 
1117 University Capitol Centre

General Information
About the Program
UI Fulbright  Priority Deadline Application
Timelines and Checklists
Important Resources
Additional Fulbright Resources
Contact Information

Timelines and Checklists

Fulbright Application Process: Checklist/Timeline

    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:



    General Information

    Campus Deadline: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 12 noon (all enrolled applicants must submit in order to be considered)

    For information about next year's competition, please make an appointment with Karen Wachsmuth by filling out the Preliminary Application Form. After meeting with Karen Wachsmuth, students may contact UI Faculty Fulbright Mentors to assist with their application process. For general information, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website and refer to the campus information on this site. 

    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 2015-16 competition, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website. Please consult the webpage below for information regarding UI campus advising and general information including 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 March, and advising assistance is available throughout the summer.  

    Important Resources

    • UI Fulbright Sample Essays: View winning Fulbright personal statements and statements of grant purpose from UI students at the International Programs Proposal Library. (Hawk ID is required to view essays). Samples of successful UI Fulbright proposals are also available in hard copies at Academic Programs and Services, International Programs, 1111 UCC.
    • Fulbright 101: Do you have basic application questions? Check out our Fulbright 101 PowerPoint located at the International Programs Proposal Library. (Hawk ID is required to view PowerPoint).
    • 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
    • To be shared with your referees:
      • Instructions for Referees: Applicants for English Teaching Assistantships
      • Instructions for Referees: Applicants for Research/Study Grants

    Additional Fulbright Resources:

    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:

    Karen Wachsmuth
    Associate Director, International Fellowships
    International Programs
    1111 University Capitol Centre