- U.S. citizen at the time of application.
- Bachelor's degree by the beginning date of the grant.
- May not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application.
- Sufficient language proficiency to carry out the proposed project.
- Good health.
- Preference given to applicants whose higher education was received primarily at a U.S. Institution. Undergraduate study abroad is not considered disqualifying.
Fulbright Scholarships have a campus process and require a Stanford endorsement. Therefore, you need to be aware of two deadlines: a campus deadline and a national deadline. The campus deadline is in mid- September and the national deadline is early October. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.
Should I apply?
Important information, which can help you determine if a Fulbright Scholarship is right for you, can be found above here: https://stanford.box.com/FB-Should-I-apply
This document also includes some information regarding our campus process.
Additional information on the Fulbright Scholarships, including application criteria, can be found at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
How the ORC can help
After reading this website and the official Fulbright website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at http://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships. This is your first step in working with the ORC team.
Stanford applicants - Please fill out the Fulbright Intent to Apply Form and we can help you schedule an advising appointment to discuss your Fulbright application.
About the Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 by U.S. Congress, is named for Senator J. William Fulbright and was created to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. It is designed to give opportunities for personal and career development and international experience. Most awards are for one academic year.
There are two main types of traditional Fulbright Awards for the U.S. Student Program and other special Fulbright Awards:
Study/Research Grants: Applicants propose and design their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent research, special projects in the creative or performing arts, or a combination.
English Teaching Assistantships (ETA): The Fulbright places ETA recipients in classrooms in the host country to provide assistance to the local English teachers.
Special Fulbright Grants:
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme.
New Stanford Fulbright Grantees:
To view the project summaries of our new Stanford Fulbright Grantees, click here.