Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright Grants are designed to give recent bachelor's degree recipients, master's candidates and recipients, doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience in one of almost 150 countries. The Grant allows for individually-designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). Grantees usually plan their own programs. Projects may include independent research, field work, university coursework, classes in a music conservatory or art school, business internships, teaching English as a foreign language, community service, or a combination of the above. In general, grants are one academic year in length. The award includes round-trip transportation to the host country, maintenance for the academic year based on living costs in the host country, and limited health benefits. Full descriptions of all of these grants can be found in the individual country summaries.
- Applicants must be US citizens.
- Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the Grant.
- Applicants may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application.
- Applicants must be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
- Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study.
Candidates may not apply for more than one type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant in a given competition cycle.
Applications are submitted online and include:
- Statement of grant purpose
- Personal statement
- Language background report and foreign language evaluation
- Affiliation (for study/research grants only)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Campus committee evaluation form
- Official transcripts
Selection is made on the basis of the applicant's academic or professional record, language preparation, the feasibility and specificity of the proposed project, commitment and motivation as well as personal qualifications.
- University of Idaho Deadline: August (contact Distinguished Scholarships Coordinator for exact date)
- Foundation Deadline: October (see foundation website for exact date)
The online application typically opens in late March. The full application must be submitted online and any supplementary materials given to the Distinguished Scholarships Coordinator by the U of I internal deadline. On-campus interviews are generally in September. Arrangements can be made for those who are studying away or are otherwise unavailable for a campus interview at this time, but advanced notice is required. Following the campus interview, applicants will be able to revise their application prior to the foundation deadline. Fulbright Semi-Finalists are announced in January, and Finalists are announced March through May.