- 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 early September and the national deadline is early October. Stanford applicants must submit their application by the campus deadline, prior to the national deadline. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.
All Stanford Fulbright applicants must submit their application two ways by our campus deadline Wednesday, September 8th at 5pm:
- Through the Fulbright Online Application system.
- By email. You need to send the PDF of your online submission along with and the Stanford Fulbright Cover Sheet and ORC Scholarship Nomination Form Waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please send one combined PDF of application + cover sheet + ORC Form Waiver)
The Stanford Fulbright Campus Cover Sheet can be downloaded from our ORC Fulbright webpage. (see above)
The ORC Scholarship Nomination Form Waiver can be downloaded from Box: https://stanford.box.com/v/ORCWaiverForm
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/v/FB-Should-I-apply-2021
This document also includes some information regarding our campus process.
Additional information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grants, 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 fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend an info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage: http://bechtel.stanford.edu/overseas-scholarships.
Stanford applicants - Please fill out the Fulbright Intent to Apply Form (see link above) and we can help you schedule an advising appointment to discuss your Fulbright application. All Stanford applicants need to meet with an ORC advisor to discuss your proposed project/program.
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:
1. 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.
2. 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. Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows must be selected for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant by the eligible country for which they applied and meet the criteria of the Fulbright Study/Research requirements of the host country.
New Stanford Fulbright Grantees:
To view the Project Summaries of our new Stanford Fulbright Grantees, click here.