Fulbright Program for U.S. Students


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Description:  The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Student Fulbright Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. At U-M this competition is administered by the International Institute.

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni, or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c) have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.  Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M.  

Deadline: The September 10, 2015 campus deadline has passed and it is no longer possible to receive a campus interview.  Students may still apply through U-M and we will work with them to meet the October 13 national deadline, however, those who did not meet the campus deadline simply forego the benefits of the campus interview.  

Information Sessions:  A U-M Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • Tuesday, September 1 (2609 SSWB)

Finishing Touches Workshops: Application workshops for final tips and Q & A will be held September 9, 12:00-1:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm in room 1644 SSWB.  Work shops are optional and laptops are welcome.

Application Submission: Applicants must submit a completed Online Application which includes the following:

    1. Statement of Grant Purpose (single-spaced, 12-pt. font, a maximum of 2 pages for the full grant, a maximum of 1 page for the ETA grant)
    2. Personal Statement (single-spaced, 12-pt. font, a maximum of 1 page)
    3. Three Letters of Recommendation (narrative letter for full grant, short answer for the ETA)
    4. Transcript(s) for all undergraduate and graduate work (if any)
    5. Foreign Language Evaluation, if language skills applicable to your project
    6. Letter(s) of Affiliation (strongly recommended for full grant, not applicable for ETA)
    7. Supplementary Materials (creative and performing arts applicants ONLY)

Advising: Applicants should familiarize themselves with all sections of the Fulbright website, paying special attention to the About, Countries, and Applicants sections. Students should also attend an Information Session (see above).  After attending an Information Session, students should meet individually with a Fulbright Program Advisor:

  • Graduate-level and professional school academic grant applications should meet with Kelly Peckens (kpeckens@umich.edu, 734.764.9135, schedule an appointment). 
  • Bachelors-level academic grant applicants, Arts grant applicants, English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) applicants, and alumni should meet with Heather Johnson (hdilla@umich.edu, 734.615.8483, view first-come, first-served open advising schedule‚Äč)

Website:  http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

CTools:  U-M enrolled students and alumni can now join our "Fulbright Resources" site on CTools.  To join, simply login to CTools using your uniqname and password.  Click on "Membership" and then "Joinable Sites."  There you can search for our "Fulbright Resources" site and click to join.  The Statements of Grant Purpose and Personal Statements of both our past full grant recipients and ETA grant recipients, as well as previous Letters of Affiliation, are available.  


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Top Producing Institution of Fulbright U.S. Students