The Fulbright Program was established in 1946, at the end of World War II, to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Nearly 5,000 Fulbright grants are awarded each year. The U.S. student program awards approximately 1,000 grants annuallyfor students to study, teach, and conduct research in over 140 countries worldwide. The Fulbright Full Grants generally provide round-trip transportation; language or orientation courses, where appropriate; tuition, in some cases; book and research allowances; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; and supplemental health and accident insurance. Fulbright full grants are payable in local currency or U.S. dollars, depending on the country of assignment.
- Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. at the time of application.
- Preference is given to applicants educated primarily in the U.S. (Study abroad experiences are fine.)
- Applicants must have a B.A. before beginning of grant.
- Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with people and carry out the study.
- Applicants must be in good health (certified by physician).
- All students who will be enrolled at SPU in fall quarter 2013 must apply through SPU. Alums who are not enrolled as students may apply through SPU.
- The SPU Fulbright advisor is Dr. Margaret Diddams.
- For further information and to begin the application process, visit the Fulbright website.
- If you intend to apply you must contact Dr. Diddams by September 1, 2013.
- Online applications must be submitted for Dr. Diddam's review by October 4, 2013.
- The application process for 2014-15 opens on May 1, 2013.
Fulbright Information Workshop:
- Dr. Diddams hosts an informational workshop each spring that covers the basics of applying for a Fulbright Scholarship.
- The 2013 Fulbright Information Workshop is scheduled for:
Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Demaray Hall 254 from 1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
- PowerPoint Presentation from 2013 Fulbright Information Workshop