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Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)

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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 International Institute.

Advising:    

Those interested in applying for the 2020-21 application year are encouraged to attend a campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor.

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments may be in person, by phone, or via video conference. Appointments are scheduled by grant type: Study/Research, ETA & Arts.  

Application Deadline: 

Campus: August 30, 2019
National: early October 2019

Applications are due just over a year before grants begin. Undergraduates planning to begin a grant following graduation should begin an application in January of their junior year.

Eligibility Criteria:

Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M. Recent alumni (those who last attended no more than 3 years ago) may also apply through U-M.

  • U.S. citizen at time of application
  • Conferred bachelor's degree by the start of the grant
  • Demonstrate language skills necessary to complete the proposed project

*Additional eligibility may apply.  

Application Submission:

The online application for the 2020-2021 application year will open April 1, 2019.  

Application components include:

  • Completed Embark Application
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Affiliation Letter (not for ETA applicants)
  • Personal Statement
  • Foreign Language Evaluation
  • References (3)
  • Transcripts
  • Campus interview & endorsement (must apply by U-M application deadline)

NOTE: Additional materials are required for applicants in the Creative and Performing Arts. Please speak with an advisor about the requirements.

Website:  us.fulbrightonline.org

Contact:

Beth Dutridge-Corp & Heather Johnson, Fulbright Program Advisors

email: iifellowships-fulbright@umich.edu

phone: (734) 936-3966

Information Sessions:

Information sessions are led by U-M campus Fulbright Program Advisors. All interested applicants should attend a general information session before attending any additional information sessions.

All information sessions will be held 12 pm -1 pm in 447 Weiser Hall (unless otherwise noted).

GENERAL INFORMATION SESSIONS

"Getting Started with Your Application"

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

January 23

February 7
This info session is Webinar only. Register here.

March 12*

April 3

*This session will be held 4:30 pm-5:30 pm in 555 Weiser Hall

STUDY/RESEARCH, ARTS INFORMATION SESSIONS

“How to Design a Winning Fulbright Application”

U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisors (FPA) will detail specific components of the Fulbright application and provide helpful tips on how to design your project.

January 30

February 13

March 20

April 10

ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP

“How to Design a Winning Fulbright Application”

U-M Fulbright U.S. Student Program Advisors (FPA) will detail specific components of the Fulbright application and provide helpful tips on how to design your project.

February 6

February 20

March 27

April 17