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Application Components

While the broad application components are the same, each country and program has specific requirements which should be reviewed carefully before starting the application process.

The two broad types of Fulbright grants are:

Study/Research

  • 900+ awards.
  • 8-10 month grant (varies by country).
  • Provides funding to pursue independent or collaborative research project, study, or arts projects abroad.
  • 140 countries currently accepting proposals.

Application Components for Open Study/Research

  1. Biographical data.
  2. Statement of grant purpose: 2 page grant proposal.
  3. Affiliation letter(s).
  4. Personal statement: 1 page narrative essay.
  5. Foreign language forms (if applicable).
  6. 3 Recommendations.
  7. Transcripts.
  8. Critical Language Enhancement Award statement: ONLY available for select countries: China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco and Russia.
  9. Supplementary material: ONLY for creative and performing arts applicants. See details here.  

English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

  • 1200+ awards.
  • 8-10 months.
  • Help teach English and US culture in classroom.
  • 20 hours per week acting as an in-class resource for English-language learning students (varies by country).
  • 20hrs per week dedicated to “Host Country Engagement.”
  • Available in around 75 countries.

Application Components for English Teaching Assistantship (ETA)

  1. Biographical data.
  2. Statement of grant purpose: 1 page grant proposal.
  3. Personal statement: 1 page narrative essay.
  4. Foreign language forms (if applicable).
  5. 3 Recommendations.
  6. Transcripts.
  7. Critical Language Enhancement Award statement: ONLY available for Russia.

For details about each of these application components and useful tips on completing your application visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-tips.

If you are applying for a Fulbright-National Geographic grant you will follow all the campus procedures and meet campus and national deadlines, but some parts of your application will differ from an open study/research application. Please read relevant instructions carefully. If you have questions, please email Associate Dean Rebecca Cruise.