U.S. Student Fulbright Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, 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.

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Recent graduates

Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Master’s and doctoral candidates

Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields

Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered.

Competitive applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will not have recent extensive experience abroad (excluding recent undergraduate study abroad), especially in the country of application.

Application Timeline

The online application for the 2023-24 academic year will open on March 31, 2022.

Students enrolled at UConn and applying to the Fulbright program, must submit their applications by the campus deadline on September 12, 2022 at 12 noon.

Current juniors (graduating May 2023), seniors, graduate students and alumni interested in Fulbright opportunities should contact the Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA), LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay for guidance on the application process. FPA’s will coordinate the submission of applications to IIE and will organize the on-campus interview process.

Learn more about the Fulbright Student Program

Read about UConn’s Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Fulbright UK Summer Institute awardees.