Fulbright US Student Grant Program

UT Campus Preliminary Application Deadline (Full Grant/English Teaching Assistantships): Extended to April 28, 2014

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

UT Campus Preliminary Application Deadline (Full Grant/English Teaching Assistantship): Submit as soon as possible to benefit from UT process

UT Fulbright Full Grant Preliminary Campus Application

UT Fulbright ETA Preliminary Campus Application

UT Campus Application Deadline  (Full Grant/English Teaching Assistantship): August 25, 2014     

  • Current UT graduating seniors and graduate students MUST apply through the ONSF campus process and meet the stated campus deadline. Currently enrolled UT students MUST complete and submit all application materials by our earlier deadline. Graduate alumni are strongly encouraged to apply through the UT campus process but may also apply at-large; applying through the UT campus process requires that you also meet the earlier campus deadline as well;
  • UT applicants (currently enrolled students and alumni who have elected to apply through the ONSF) are required to attend an in-person interview. Interviews will be held during the first two weeks of September 2014. Candidates can expect to be interviewed by three-five UT faculty members who may have held a Fulbright and/or have significant experience working internationally. Phone/Skype interviews will be facilitated for candidates who are no longer in the Knoxville, TN area.

National Deadline for Fulbright Full-Grants or ETAs: ANTICIPATED, October 15, 2014
National Deadline for Fulbright-mtv-U (no campus process required): February, 2015
National Deadline for Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Story-Telling Fellowship (no campus process required): February, 2015
National Deadline for Fulbright Public-Policy Grant (no campus process required): Applications accepted between November 1, 2014 and February 3, 2015 (ANTICIPATED DEADLINE window).

The Fulbright US Student Program is the largest US exchange program providing opportunities for recent graduates (applying as rising seniors), current graduate students and professionals to undertake advanced research, graduate studies, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching in countries around the world. Currently, the Fulbright US Student Program awards approximately 1,900 awards annually in all fields of study, and in more than 140 countries worldwide. The primary focus of the Fulbright US Student program is to facilitate cultural exchange and mutual understanding, as clearly detailed by Senator J. William Fulbright in 1945, who was interested in the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.”

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Fulbright, candidates must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree by the start of the grant (graduating seniors or recent alumni), current graduate student, professional degree student (without a PhD), or alumni who holds at least a bachelor’s degree but does not have a PhD
  • Be a US citizen at the time of application (International students should visit foreign.fulbrightonline.org)
  • Possess language skills commensurate with proposed project
  • Strong academic record, as evidenced by competitive GPA

To be competitive for the Fulbright, students must demonstrate:

  • Evidence of previous research experience (full grants)
  • Experience teaching, providing instructions, and/or tutoring (ETAs)
  • Exceptional letters of recommendation
  • Projects that correspond with your educational/professional goals and matches well with your trajectory
  • Compelling reasons to conduct project abroad with specific given to country of choice
  • Interest in serving as a cultural ambassador and ability to articulate the mutual benefits of cultural exchange as set-forth by the Fulbright Commission

Additional Information Provided on the Fulbright US Student Program Website:

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