"We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world." - Senator James W. Fulbright
The competition for 2014-2015 opened May 1, 2013.
The campus application deadline is September 4, 2013.
The national application deadline is October 15, 2013.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Student Fulbright Program provides opportunities for students and alumni to conduct research and further their education abroad. There are also assistantships available for teaching English in a number of different countries.
For the Fulbright U.S. Student program website, please visit: http://www.fulbrightonline.org
An information session took place on April 26 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM in BUR 136. This session was facilitated by an Alumni Ambassador representing IIE and included both a presentation on the program and a Q&A session.
Potential applicants should register their interest in applying with the campus Fulbright Program Administrator. This helps to ensure that the applicant stay informed of deadlines, requirements, and opportunities.
To register, send an email to Fulbright@austin.utexas.edu containing the potential applicant's name, email address, phone number, academic status (i.e. undergrad, grad, alumnus), country or region of interest, and area of study or research topic.
The applicant should go to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website (https://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for country summaries, information about preparing an application, and starting May 1, to being the online application process.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) Fulbright Student Program Application is available online in interactive PDF format. Applicants are required to complete all forms electronically.
If you are currently enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin, you are required to apply through the Fulbright Program Advisor on campus and submit materials by the UT Austin deadline (September 4, 2013) in order to participate in the institutional review process.
If you are not currently enrolled, but have graduated from UT Austin, you have the option to either apply through the Fulbright Program Advisor or At-Large. We recommend that alumni apply through our campus Fulbright Program Advisor.
Important Application Instructions
All application components are to be submitted in the Embark system on the Fulbright scholarship website AND emailed to the UT Fulbright administrator by 2PM CDT on September 4th at: Fulbright@austin.utexas.edu
These items are to be submitted by you via email in PDF format (SINGLE .pdf file named with your name "Last_First.pdf"):
- completed application form
- statement of purpose*
- personal statement
- letter(s) of affiliation with an institution in the host country for Study/Research grants
- official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended by the applicant
These items should be submitted directly by your references via the Embark application tool (not in your emailed PDF):
- three letters of reference (usually from faculty, though in some cases a letter from a non-faculty expert in the proposed field of study is acceptable)
- language evaluation form (for most non-Anglophone countries)
*Creative and performing artists also provide samples of their work. A separate web portal for uploading digital versions of these samples is now available for submission to IIE.
Applicants may contact the campus faculty committee chair Professor Lindsay Hale at email@example.com or (512) 565-6222 for advising during the preparation of the application.
Interviews with members of the faculty review committee for providing feedback on your application materials will take place 9/16-9/20 & 9/23-9/27. You will be notified via email of your assigned interview appointment during the week of 9/10. All interviews will take place at the International Office. A faculty member on the committee will then be assigned to you as a mentor to assist with incorporating the input of the committee into your final application materials prior to the 10/15 national deadline. Your application will be unsubmitted in Embark, allowing you to edit and resubmit your final version before the national IIE deadline of 10/15.
The first step in the process is to familiarize yourself with the grant types that comprise the U.S. Student Fulbright Program and their required components. For a list of grant types and an explanation, please visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants. The Study Abroad Office only facilitates Full Grants for Study/Research and Full Grants for English Teaching Assistantships.
We also recommend visiting the sections on:
Preparing an Application: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants
Resources and Events: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/resources
- Tutorials: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/tutorials
Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are encouraged to visit and subscribe to the Fulbright U.S. Student Blog. The blog features tips and advice on applying, student testimonials, and a calendar with upcoming webinars. http://blogs.fulbrightonline.org/usapp/
UT Campus Program Advisor
Dr. Lindsay Hale - Faculty Advisor, Committee Chair
Bob Micks - Administrative support
UT Fulbright Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: August 1, 2013