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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

Deadline:  September 7, 2017, 12 p.m. EST (U-M campus deadline). Students who miss the campus deadline may still apply through U-M, and advisors will work with you to meet the October 6, 2017 (5 p.m. EST) national deadline. However, those who do not meet the campus deadline forego the benefits of the campus interview.

Description: The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student 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. This competition is administered on campus by the U-M International Institute.

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must (a) be U-M students or alumni; (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.

Application Submission: Applicants must submit a completed Online Embark 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)


Information Sessions: Those interested in applying to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are encouraged to attend the information sessions held by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors. All interested applicants should attend a first step session (“Getting Started with your Application”) before attending the additional information sessions.


Step 1:  “Getting Started with your Application”

May 25

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | room 1644 SSWB


A U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisor (FPA) will provide an overview of the program and provide basic details related to the application process.


Step 2:  “Finding Fulbright Support”

May 26

12:00 - 1:00 pm | room 1644 SSWB

A U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program advisor (FPA) will detail methods and strategies on making in-country contacts, and provide tips on how to secure affiliations and reference letters for the application.


Step 3: “How to Design a Winning Fulbright Application”

May 27

12:00 - 1:00 pm | room 1644 SSWB

A U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisor (FPA) will detail specific components of the Fulbright application and provide helpful tips on how to design your project, including tips on how to craft successful grant statements.

*The use of a laptop is encouraged and welcomed at all sessions.*

Advising:  Prior to making an advising appointment, applicants are encouraged to review the U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Resource Page. Please note that access to this page is restricted to U-M users only. In order to access this page, you must first log out of your personal Gmail account (if applicable), then access the page by signing in with your with U-M uniqname and password.​

Winter 2017: U-M Fulbright Program Advisors are available for walk-in advising. These will be on a first come, first served basis and will be dependent upon advisor availability. Walk-in advising dates, times and location can be found on the U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Resource Page.

For questions, send email to: or call: (734) 763.9200.