March 11, 2015

Fulbright Announcement: Funding Deadlines for Scholar and Student Awards

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and other countries.  Each year, the Department of State makes Fulbright fellowships available to approximately 1,700 US students and more than 1,000 US faculty to study, conduct research, teach, or train internationally.  Information about the 2016-17 awards is included below.

Core Fulbright Scholar Program (Faculty)

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, on behalf of the US State Department, administers the “Core Fulbright Scholar Program,” which annually makes available fellowships in roughly 140 countries to over 800 US scholars and professionals from a wide variety of academic and professional fields. These prestigious grants are a major source of funding for lecturing or conducting research abroad. 

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants must be US citizens, normally must have relevant postdoctoral academic lecturing experience if they wish to lecture—or a doctorate (or other terminal degree, including a master’s in some fields) or equivalent professional qualifications if they want to do research abroad, and for some countries must possess sufficient language competence for the project they wish to undertake.

Benefits:  Awardees generally receive roundtrip travel, a living allowance that varies with the country and number of dependents, and a small allowance for local travel abroad, books, and services. The duration of the grants usually range from 2 to 12 months.

Deadline:  The competition for 2016-17 awards will open on February 1, 2015, and the application due date will be August 3, 2015

Submission:  Interested applicants must apply online directly to CIES at, where complete application materials and information are also available.


Student Fulbright Program

The University of Michigan has a strong history of producing Fulbright students and is the 2014-15 Top Producing Institution of Fulbright US Students. Read more here.

Description:  The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Student Fulbright Program, which makes fellowships available to approximately 1,900 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. At U-M this competition is administered by the International Institute.

Eligibility Criteria: To apply for this program through the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus, applicants must (a) be U-M students, alumni, or staff; (b) be U.S. citizens; (c) have completed an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the award; and (d) demonstrate the language skills necessary to complete the proposed project.  Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M.  

Deadline: September 8, 2015.

Information Sessions:  A UM Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive. Information Sessions will be held  in room 1644 of the School of Social Work Building from noon-1:00pm.

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