About the Scholarship
- Be citizens or nationals of the United States of America at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Please review the Ineligibility section regarding dual citizenship status.
- Have a conferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant.
- Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research.
Selection is made on the basis of:
- Quality and feasibility of the proposal as described in the Statement of Grant Purpose.
- Academic or professional record.
- Personal qualifications.
- Language preparation.
- Extent to which the candidate and the project will help to advance the Fulbright aim of promoting mutual understanding among nations through engagement in the host community, among other activities.
- Requirements of the program in individual countries. In some countries, advanced-degree candidates are preferred, and in some countries, certain fields of study are not recommended.
If you missed our March-April workshops, you can view the recordings here: 2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Group Presentation & USC Writing Workshop Videos. These videos walk you through the basics of Fulbright and offer examples of successful essays by grant type guided by faculty in the Writing Program. We also highlight Trojans who recently won a Fulbright grant for research and the English Teaching Assistantship.
Fulbright Statement Advisement Days
The purpose of Fulbright Statement Advisement Days are to provide feedback your application materials. Participation is not required, but strongly encouraged. A Fulbright Program Advisor in AHF or a Writing Program faculty member will meet with you for 30 minutes during a pre-assigned meeting.
Wednesday, June 14 – request form due Sunday, June 11
Thursday, July 20 – request form due Sunday, July 16
Thursday, August 3 – request form due Sunday, July 30
- All appointments will take place via Zoom.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have not yet had an AHF advisement appointment.
- Study/research applicants are strongly encouraged to secure an in-country affiliate before requesting an advisement appointment.
What you need to prepare to submit an appointment request form:
In order to confirm your appointment request, you must submit your up-to-date resume, short answers, and a draft of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement. While the drafts do not need to be finished products, we do expect your ideas to be fleshed out in paragraph form that meet the page requirements. The short answers are part of the Fulbright application package and are chronologically the first thing reviewers see, so they should be approached thoughtfully in conjunction with the Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement. Outlines and brainstorm maps will not be accepted.
Short Answer Prompts:
STUDY/RESEARCH ONLY Abstract/Summary of Proposal: Prepare an executive summary detailing the what, where, and why of your proposed project․ If you are proposing the pursuit of a graduate degree program, summarize the program and relevance to your career/education plans․ (1750 character limit.)
ETA ONLY Abstract/Summary of Proposal: Why do you wish to be a Fulbright grantee and undertake an English Teaching Assistant opportunity? Why are you applying to this specific country? (1750 character limit)
Host Country Engagement: A key purpose of the Fulbright program is to be a cultural ambassador while living abroad. How will you engage outside of the workplace to fulfill this mission? In what ways do you plan to share your culture and values in your host community? Provide specific ideas. (1750 character limit)
Plans Upon Return to the U.S.: Describe your career and/or educational plans after completing a Fulbright grant. (850 character limit)
Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement
Prompts for these statements can be found on Fulbright’s Application Components page.