Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Fulbright Study/Research Grant

About the Fulbright Study/Research Grant

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. The Fulbright program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the IIE (Institute of International Education). The program’s goals include the “promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science.”

Research/study applicants propose an independent project and secure an affiliation with an institution in the host country. Students from any field of study (including creative and performing arts) are encouraged to apply. These fellowships are available in around 140 countries. Programs vary depending on the country.

Location of award, if applicable: International Study

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

Must be U.S. citizen

The Fulbright Study/Research Grant application process:

Start by reviewing the Fulbright US Student Program website to determine whether this program is a good fit for you. Attend an information session hosted by CFSA in the spring semester. Discuss with CFSA and your mentor(s) your plans to apply. Research the country(ies) that you intend to apply to.

Start your application on the Fulbright website by June 1 and check “Syracuse University” as your institution.
The application components include:
– a personal statement
– a statement of grant purpose
– three letters of recommendation

All SU applicants have to go through the campus endorsement process. The deadline for submitting your application for internal endorsement is in early September. From mid through late September, the SU Campus Fulbright Committee organizes an interview session with each applicant. Subsequently, the Committee completes an evaluation form and makes an endorsement that is included in the applicant’s application file. All applications are submitted to Fulbright regardless of the endorsement assessment.

After the interviews, applicants are free to make minor changes to their applications before the final submission.

After the applicant submits their final application, CFSA attaches the endorsement form to complete the submission process.

The national deadline is in early October.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started.

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:  jmpark02@syr.edu More Information:  https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards/study-research

Enter any terms you are interested, such as “Government” or “Biotechnology”,