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 program 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 2019-20 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
Participate in the on-campus writing workshop
|April 1, 2018 (no later than this date)
Meet with your Fulbright Advisor
Decide which type of grant and which country you will apply to
|May 1, 2018 (no later than this date)||
Submit the first drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Fulbright Advisor
Identify three individuals to serve as referees for your application and provide them
the Instructions for Fulbright ETA Reference Writers
|June 1, 2018 (no later than this date)
Submit the second drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement to your TU Fulbright Advisor
Revise your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement based on the feedback from your TU Fulbright Advisor
|August 1, 2018 (no later than this date)
Submit the final drafts of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement
to your TU Fulbright Advisor
|September 5, 2018 (no later than this date)
Save the following application materials as a single PDF document and email it to lshearer AT_TOWSON for distribution to the campus committee members:
|Late September 2018
On-campus interviews for all TU Fulbright applicants (exact date and time of your interview will be assigned in early September)
|October 2, 2018||Submit any final revisions of your application materials to your TU Fulbright Advisor|
|October 9, 2018 (no later than this date)
||Submit your 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|
|Matt Hoddie||Political Science|
|Ashley Lucas||Secondary and Middle School Education|
|Rio Napoli||Honors College|
|Carol Norton||Mass Communication and Communication Studies|
|Liz Shearer (Co-Chair)||Study Abroad|
|Jeremy Tasch||Geography and Environmental Planning|
|Katie Villamar||Study Abroad|