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J. William Fulbright Fellowship Program

What is it?

The Fulbright scholarship program was introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945. In the words of J. William Fulbright himself:

"Fostering leadership, learning and empathy between cultures was and remains the purpose of the international scholarship program." and "The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs, and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship."

The program provides funding for individuals who are looking to study abroad and allows the recipients to form their own, unique program which may include university coursework, independent library or field research, professional training in the arts and other fields, assistant English-teaching, or a combination of these or other projects.

Who is eligible?

U.S. citizenship and a B.A. degree or equivalent are required for all applicants. Applicants who have not obtained a B.A. degree may still be eligible if they display extensive professional study or experience in the field in which they will pursue their project. Applicants who hold a J.D. degree (but not a doctorate) are also eligible as well individuals who have four years of profession study or experience in the creative and performing arts. Applicants must also be in good health and are required to submit a Medical Certificate of Health from a physician. Finally, hopeful individuals must have a sufficient proficiency in the native language (written and spoken) of the host country in order to interact with the locals and complete their proposed study.

What are my chances?

Any applicant's chances vary widely with the country or region in which that individual would like to study. To see how scholarships were distributed last year visit .

How do I apply?

To obtain an application and learn more about the proper procedures visit your fellowship advisor Dr. Susan Weiner (E-Mail)

Download the Fullbright Scholarship Deadline Schedule