Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Funding for 1-year English Teaching Assistantships or postgraduate study and research abroad. Specialized programs such as the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship and the Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health are available.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards grants to support study, research, or English teaching abroad in more than 140 countries. Fulbright applicants can propose self-designed study/research projects, participate in established research projects or serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). The award covers funding including a living stipend, a travel stipend for round-trip transportation to the host country, accident and sickness health benefits for a full academic year. In some cases, funding may also cover a stipend for books and research, full or partial tuition, language study program, pre-departure and in-country orientations, and mid-term enrichment activities.


For information sessions and to learn how to apply, please visit:

University of Utah Fulbright Academy



  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. national by start of award
  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent at the start of the grant period, but not PhD. Applicants may hold a J.D. at the time of application
  • Be in good health
  • Sufficient language proficiency for the particular award (requirement vary depending on country and award) and language competency to complete the project and adjust to life in the host country
  • It is preferred that applicants have not lived in the host country for more than 6 months
  • Be in good health


  • ~8,000 per year
    • ~1,900 US students
    • ~4,000 foreign students
    • ~1,200 US scholars
    • ~900 visiting scholars

Selection Criteria:

  • Quality and feasibility of the proposal as described in the Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Academic excellence or professional record
  • Personal qualifications
  • Language Preparation
  • Extent to which the candidate and the project advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations
  • Requirement of the program in individual countries
  • Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange/confirm supervision and facilitate research clearance, if necessary
  • For ETAs, demonstrated interest in teaching English and, ideally, some teaching experience

Application Material:

  • Fulbright Application Form
  • Statement of Grant Purpose (2-page maximum for study/research grants; 1-page maximum for ETA applicants
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Affiliation/Endorsement from host country indicating institutional support for applicant’s project (for study/research grants ONLY)
  • Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation
  • 3 letters of reference


For information sessions and to learn how to apply, please visit:

University of Utah Fulbright Academy


University deadline: Early September

External deadline: October 13, 2020



Late March/Early April: Applications available online

Early-September: University deadline

Mid-September: University interviews

Mid-October: Final national deadline

January: Notification of semi-finalist status

March-May: Notification of selection

Length of Program: 1 academic year

Scholarship Website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Contact Information:

Director: Howard Lehman: lehman@poli-sci.utah.edu

Advisor: Jolyn Schleiffarth: jolyn.s@utah.edu