Fellowship Applicant Resources

Resource Guides

Lessons From Abroad Conference Booklet
Looking for help getting started with your personal narrative? Utilize the tools in this booklet, developed by our colleagues at Lessons From Abroad, to reflect on how an abroad experience has or will enhance your collegiate and professional careers.  This booklet of reflection activities can give your resume and fellowship applications a competitive edge and assist you as you discover new ways to work, teach, volunteer, or study abroad after graduation.

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Learn from Previous Fulbright Winners

Applying for a fellowship is a journey that requires time, support from mentors and personal reflection. Watch one of the following videos to hear how recent Fulbright U.S. Program recipients approached the application process

Fulbright Study/Research Grant Recipient Video

Fulbright English Teaching Assistanship Recipient Video

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship Recipient Video

Writing Resources

The Fellowship Writing Workshop provided a brief overview of the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant and the UK Graduate Scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge and Churchill) application requirements.  The main focus of the session was on the personal statement and project proposal components.  Students heard from Academic Honors and Fellowships staff and broke out into small focus groups based on award type with faculty from the USC Writing Program. This workshop was intended for students who had already identified the type of grant and country to which they are applying.

Writing A Personal Statement Video
Faculty from The Writing Program will offer tips on how to write a personal statement that can be used for graduate school and fellowships.

Fulbright Personal Statement: Tips & Guidelines
This resource guide, created by USC Academic Honors & Fellowships, offers important pieces of general advice that all potential Fulbright candidates should consider during the application process.

Writing Personal Statements Online
This site offers sample personal statement and extensive writing recommendations from famed writing tutor, Joe Schall. This manual is available for free use by students, faculty, and other interested parties, and the intention is to make this material as widely available as possible.

Explore Graduate School in the UK

London Calling: Graduate School in the UK Info Session
Learn about how to apply to Graduate School and succeed in the UK. Discover how you can gain your Master’s degree in a year or a PHD degree in 3 years from world leading universities and gain an international experience which will set you apart!  This interactive session will be presented by Imperial College, King’s College London, and University College London, and cover an overview of UK graduate study, benefits of studying in the UK, application process and how to find scholarships to support your study in the UK. The session will also discuss educational cultural differences between the US and UK and provide tips for your academic success and beyond. This session is a must for anyone thinking of studying in the UK!

UK Research Excellence Framework
Interested in doing research and/or attending graduate school in the United Kingdom? Research prominent UK research projects using the UK Research Excellence Framework, a new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The website offers a searchable online database and an initial analysis of REF impact case studies are available.