Types of Fulbright US Student Program Grants

Candidates interested in conducting research and/or formal studies internationally must complete the Study/Research Grant application which includes developing an individual two-page ‘Grant-of-Purpose’ statement. This statement should clearly detail the proposed plan of research and study for a nine-month period, as well as how pursuing that work in the foreign jurisdiction is a meaningful prospect. Applicants are also expected to procure a Letter of Affiliation from an individual and/or organization in the host-country. A personal statement is also a critical piece of the Study/Research Grant application program. Complete details about the Study/Research Grant option are available here. Application components for academic Study/Research Grants are available here. Components for the arts Study/Research Grants are available here.

Candidates interested in teaching English in a foreign country for up to twelve months should complete the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) application which includes a personal statement and a one-page ‘Grant-of-Purpose’ statement detailing why you are interested in teaching English to non-native speakers in your country of choice. This statement should also include details on how to plan to engage culturally both in and out of the classroom. Complete details about the ETA Grant option are available here. Application components for the ETA Grants are available here. ETA applicants are not required to secure a Letter of Affiliation.

Candidates applying for the Fulbright-mtvU Grant (preference given to graduating seniors) will submit a two-page Grant-of-Purpose statement, a one-page personal statement, and a Documentation and Outreach Plan. Application components for the Fulbright-mtvU grant can be found here.

Candidates applying for the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Story-Telling Grant will submit a two-page ‘Grant-of-Purpose’ statement, a one-page personal statement, a one-page resume or CV, and two-three samples of their work in digital story-telling or in a similar medium. Complete details about these components are available here.

Candidates applying for the Fulbright Public Policy Grant (must be a current Master’s level student or policy-professional) will submit two subject essays as a part of their grant-of-purpose statement.  These include a two-page Policy Fellowships Goals statement and a one-page Situational Response statement. Complete details about these components are available here.