Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study or research projects and for English Teaching Assistantships. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction with people in the host country, which promotes mutual understanding across cultural boundaries.


If you are one of the following, and do not have recent extensive experience abroad (aside from undergraduate study abroad), you may be eligible for the Fulbright:

  • Graduating senior
  • Recent graduate
  • Graduate student
  • Young professional, writer, creative or performing artist

Types of Grants

There are three types of grants available:

  • Research awards are for students pursuing projects of their own design who typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.
  • Study awards are for students who wish to pursue a graduate program at a foreign university. These programs are usually arrangements between a specific university and the Fulbright commission in that country.
  • English Teaching Assistantships place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms.

Application Information

For the 2023 application cycle (2024-2025 grant cycle) the online portal is open. The campus deadline is September 11 and the final deadline is October 10. Students currently enrolled at UConn, both undergraduate and graduate, are required to go through the campus review process before officially submitting their applications. For more information please contact our Fulbright Program Adviser, Michael Cunningham (michael.cunningham@uconn.edu) or make an appointment on Nexus.