Fulbright Program (ETA, Research, NatGeo)

DEADLINE:
Draft Statement of Purpose: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT
Applications due: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 11:59pm via Fulbright website

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. During their tenure, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Program length, dates, and other characteristics vary by country. Please consult the country summary for details. These can be found at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/regions.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and graduating Harvard College seniors.

College alumni not currently affiliated with a graduate institution must apply through the “At-Large” process which allows candidates to skip the institutional review process. At-Large applications are submitted directly through the Fulbright website by the October deadline. When prompted for a university affiliation, At-Large candidates should indicate that they have none.

College alumni who are currently studying at a graduate institution must apply through that institution’s review process, and must adhere to any early deadlines established by that institution.

Benefits:
Approximately 1,900 awards are granted annually in all fields of study and in more than 140 countries worldwide. Awards cover round-trip transportation, room & board (based on the cost of living in the host country), incidental costs, and accident & sickness health benefits. In some countries, awards may also include book and research allowances, full or partial tuition, and language study programs.

Selection Criteria:

  • 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.
  • Ability of the supervising agencies abroad to arrange/confirm supervision and facilitate research clearance, if necessary.
  • 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.)

 

 

  • Draft Statement of Purpose due via CARAT: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 11:59pm via CARAT
  • Applications due: Thursday, September 1 at 11:59pm via Fulbright Website 
  • Campus interviews: by appointment
  • National deadline (online applications): Tuesday, October 11, 5:00pm (ET)
  • Preliminary screening results announced: January 31

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