The Fulbright U.S. Student Program includes several different types of grants. Two that CUA students will be particularly interested in are:
- Grants for Study or Research support students for an academic year of university study, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts and other fields.
- Grants for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) allow students to teach English or American Studies in 53 foreign countries. Students are placed in schools or universities, usually outside of capital cities.
All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
- Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
- Applicants must be in good health.
- Applicants must 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.
When applying for a Fulbright, you are specifically applying to one country and for one type of grant. Each country has specific requirements and selection critieria. Specific information about each country is available on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website. It is very important to demonstrate why you have chosen to apply to a specific country in your application materials.
During the selection process, applicants must participate in a campus interview at CUA. Following this interview, each candidate receives a rating from the campus committee that is submitted with the completed application to the Fulbright Commission. All application materials will be reviewed by Regional Review Committees established by the Fulbright Commission in the United States. Select candidates will have their materials forwarded to the host country of application for the final review and selection.
For more detailed information, please visit The Fulbright U.S. Student Program website.
When should you start thinking about the Fulbright?
End of Sophomore/ beginning of Junior year at CUA.
When should you begin the application? Spring of your Junior year.
2015-2016 Competition Timeline
- May 1, 2014: CUA Intent to Apply Form Due
- May 2014: Application is available through Embark online application system
- September 10, 2014: Fulbright Application CUA Campus Deadline
- Mid-September, 2014: On Campus Interviews held
- October 14, 2014 Fulbright National Application Deadline
On Campus Sessions
Last Steps- Completing your Application August 28, 2014 2pm in McMahon 114 General Fellowships Info Session October 2014 Specific date and time TBAFulbright Information Session February 2015 Specific date and time TBA
Online ResourcesOnline Tutorials Students can access a variety of online tutorials that provide basic information about how the Fulbright program operates and the application process. A full list of tutorials is available here. Webinars Applicants are invited to attend a variety of webinars offered throughout the application cycle. A current list of upcoming webinars can be found here. In addition, students can access recordings of previous webinars here.
For More Information
Contact Julie Yarwood, Fellowships Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org