Considering a master’s degree, conducting research, or teaching English abroad? If so, you could be one of the more than 1,800 students who receive a Fulbright U.S. Student grant each year!
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs outside the U.S. The program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide and awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, STEM fields, and creative and performing arts.
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.
Interested? The TU Fulbright U.S. Student Program Committee is here to help! The campus committee assists current students, recent graduates, and Master’s and doctoral candidates to develop their proposals and navigate the application process. Contact Dr. Colleen Ebacher in the Foreign Languages department or Liz Shearer in the Study Abroad Office to be added to our interested students list to receive additional information and updates throughout the process.
To apply for the 2020-21 competition through TU follow the timeline below. Students who fail to meet the deadlines indicated may be required to apply 'at large' without the endorsement of the campus committee.
Attend an information session to learn more about the program and competition cycle
You will be assigned a TU Fulbright Advisor by the campus committee
|April 1, 2019 (no later than this date)
Meet with your Fulbright Advisor
Decide which type of grant and which country you will apply to
|May 1, 2019 (no later than this date)||
Submit a 200 word summary of your planned grant experience (ETA or research/study project to your TU Fulbright Advisor
Prepare 1st drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement - see the Getting Started section on the Fulbright website before your begin
|June 1, 2019 (no later than this date)
Submit 1st drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Fulbright Advisor
Begin your Fulbright online application
|August 1, 2019 (no later than this date)
Submit revised drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Fulbright Advisor
Ask your referees to complete and submit your recommendations in the online system
by the end of the month
|September 5, 2019 (no later than this date)
Submit your Fulbright online application – DON’T PANIC! Your application will be downloaded for review by the TU campus committee and then ‘unsubmitted’ so you can make changes
|Late September 2019
On-campus interviews for all TU Fulbright applicants (exact date and time of your
interview will be assigned in early September)
|Early October 2019||Make final revisions to your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement and application based on the feedback from the campus committee and your TU Fulbright Advisor|
|October 8, 2019 (no later than this date)||Submit your final version of the Fulbright online application|
|Anne Ashbaugh||Philosophy and Religious Studies|
|Lee Ann Christenson||Early Childhood Education|
|Sam Collins||Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice|
|Colleen Ebacher (Co-Chair)||Foreign Languages|
|Abram Fox||Honors College|
|Ashley Lucas||Secondary and Middle School Education|
|Rio Napoli||Honors College|
|Eden Parks||Cook Library|
|Liz Shearer (Co-Chair)||Study Abroad|
|Jeremy Tasch||Geography and Environmental Planning|
|Katie Villamar||Study Abroad|