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What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

 
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

Recent graduates   Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master's and doctoral candidates   Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields   Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. https://www.cies.org

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

For more information, contact Sasha Benedict via aleksandra.benedict@famu.edu or 850-412-7077


Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for Faculty
The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.  The deadline for the core teaching/research grants and Fulbright  Specialist online application is first week of August. For eligibility guidelines and other pre-requisites, see details at: http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar- program#sthash.G1gkpVd3.dpuf


Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are currently graduating seniors, graduate students, students in professional school or young professionals (having received baccalaureate degree within last three years).  Applicants should start the process before August by (1) identifying a country; (2) determining its requirements; (3) drafting a project statement; and (4) identifying an affiliation to assist with project. It is important that interested students visit the web site http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ before making an important with Campus Fulbright Adviser.Other student Fulbright programs, some with different deadlines, include:
·         Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships allow fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official.
Campus Fulbright Student Deadline: September 4th 2019

·         Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship 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 theme. Fellows undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, they will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic.
National Application Deadline: October 8th 2019

Fullbright Program Advisor(s):

Aleksandra Benedict
Education Aborad Coordinator
1740 S. Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd
302 Perry-Paige North
Tallahassee, FL 32307
850-412-7077
aleksandra.benedict@famu.edu

Kendra L. Mitchell
Fulbright Alumna
124 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32307
850-599-8391
kendra.mitchell@famu.edu
 

 

Contact Info

1740 S. Martin Luther King Blvd
302 Perry Paige
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850.599.3295
F: 850.561.2520