Upcoming Info Session (5/15) and Workshop (5/24): Fulbright US Student Program

Fulbright US Student Program: Upcoming Info Sessions and Workshops:



Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowships Information Session:

May 15th at 4pm in the UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (3rd floor of Bookstore)
This info session will provide an overview of the program and application process, and provide tips for preparing a competitive proposal. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).


Preparing your Fulbright U.S. Student Program Application: First Steps and Strategies:

May 24th at 12:30pm in the UChicagoGRAD Headquarters (3rd floor of Bookstore)
This workshop will prepare students to work on Fulbright applications over the summer. We will review application components and timeline, discuss strategies for identifying and setting up overseas affiliations, and review best practices for Fulbright application statements. Attendees are encouraged to also attend the Fulbright Information Session on May 16 prior to this workshop, if possible. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).



About the Fulbright U.S. Student Program:

Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership and academic development. Fulbright Research/Study Fellowships provide support for 8-12 months abroad for applicants with well-formed international research projects and/or study plans. Competitive applicants will also have established affiliations with academics or organizations within the host country to support the proposed project. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. UChicago graduate students had a ~60% win rate for 2018-19 Fulbright awards.



Please note that the Fulbright US Student Program has a different application process and timeline than the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowship. We anticipate that the Fulbright-Hays DDRA application for 2018-19 will be released soon.


2018 Deadline:

The University of Chicago Fulbright internal deadline for graduate students is Friday, September 21 for travel during the 2019-2020 academic year. More information here.


Eligibility requirements:

·           Must have U.S. Citizenship;

·           Eligibility criteria varies widely – check out the profile of your prospective host country to determine if you meet the minimum requirements.

·           No educational requirements beyond completion of a B.A. – you can apply for a Fulbright anytime during your graduate program or afterwards (applicants holding a PhD must apply to the Fulbright Scholars program instead);

·           Depending on the country, proficiency in foreign language may also be required;

·           In general, there is a preference for applicants who have not spent extended periods of time (more than 6 months) in their prospective host countries, but there are exceptions to this rule;

·           Some countries do not allow dual-citizenship – check host country page for preferences or restrictions.



Contact Sara Mehta, Fulbright Program Advisor for graduate students, at srmehta@uchicago.edu.