U.S. student fulbright program
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Student Fulbright program awards roughly 1,700 grants annually for graduating seniors, graduate students, and young professionals to engage in cultural immersion and exchange. UGA students have been quite competitive in recent years and for the 2011-2012 competition was recognized as a “Top-Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students.”
U.S. Student Fulbright grantees spend eight to twelve months (typically one academic year) in one of over 155 countries around the world where Fulbright operates. The primary aim of the Fulbright program is to further mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. Grantees promote this mission by pursuing research, study, or creative projects, teaching English to non-native speakers, or gaining international professional experience in public health or policy fields. The Fulbright program typically covers all costs for the year.
types of grants
Study/ Research/ Creative Fulbright Grants (also called Full Grants)
Applicants propose a self-designed academic, research, or artistic project to pursue in their country of interest. These projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in an art school or music conservatory, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of these. Applications are due in early fall for the following academic year.
English Teaching Assistants teach English to students of all ages in classrooms around the world. Most ETAs are placed in schools or universities outside of capital cities and are assigned various activities designed to improve their students' language abilities and knowledge of the United States. ETA grants currently are offered in about 65 countries. While ETAs typically spend between 20 to 30 hours in the classroom each week, many countries also encourage grantees to engage in side research or community engagement projects. Applications are due in early fall for the following academic year.
Public Policy Fellows serve in professional placements in select foreign government ministries or institutions. There they gain hands-on public sector experience while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. The goal is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. Substantial public policy experience is required. Applications are due February 1st for the following academic year.
Fulbright-mtvU funds projects focusing on contemporary music as a global force for mutual understanding. Applicants submit a project proposal as well as a plan describing how they intend to share their activities with their peers during their Fulbright year abroad through mtvU print, broadcast, and/or online mediums. Applications are due March 1 for the following academic year.
how to apply