FULBRIGHT GRANT INFO SESSION DATE AND TIME:
Wednesday, May 6,from 3-4pm, CLA 0.128
Fulbright awards graduating seniors, recent graduates and alumni to travel for academic work in all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts. A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.
If your students aren’t quite ready, the competition happens every year, and we’d like to put the Fulbright Program in exceptional students’ minds as a goal to strive for after graduation!
INFO SESSION: Wed, April 15, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128 on UT Campus
INFO SESSION: Wed, May 6, 2015, 3-4pm, CLA 0.128 on UT Campus
ONLINE APPLICATION OPENS: Fri, May 1, 2015
UT APPLICATION CAMPUS DEADLINE: Wed, September 2, 2015
INTERVIEW SLOT ASSIGNED: Fri, Sep 11, 2015
COMMITTEE INTERVIEWS: Mon-Fri, Sep 14-18 and 21-25, 2015 in the UT Austin International Office, 2400 Nueces St, Suite B, Austin, TX 78705, ROOM 104
NATIONAL ONLINE APPLICATION DUE: Tuesday, October 13, 4PM Central Time
AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS: March-June 2016
The Fine Print:
The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2015. The Fulbright U.S. Student program is open to graduate students at all levels, undergraduates who will have completed their degree by the beginning of the grant period (for most countries, Sept. 1, 2015) and non-students who hold a bachelor’s degree. The program is restricted to U.S. citizens. The grants are for study and research abroad, and are available for most countries. Grants are awarded for all disciplines, including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and the performing and creative arts. A number of countries also offer grants for those who wish to serve as English teaching assistants.
Deadlines and Procedures:
- Potential applicants must register with us, by completing the FULBRIGHT REGISTRATION SURVEY 2016-2017:
The survey will ask the applicant’s name, contact information, 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
(http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for country summaries, information about preparing an application, and, starting May 1, to begin the online application process.
- The applicant should also review our campus website:
- Campus Deadline: The applicant must submit copies of all application materials electronically to our office by 2 PM on September 3. Interviews are tentatively scheduled between September 14 and September 25. While the deadline for final submission to the national office has not yet been announced, my expectation is that it will be around mid-October 2015.
Again, I invite you to encourage eligible and interested students (and alumni) to consider applying. For the most recent statistical year (2014-15), UT Austin ranked in the top 25 of Doctoral and Research institutions, with 13 or our 57 applicants receiving the grant. UT Austin’s award percentage per applicant that year was nearly 23%. As a Fulbrighter myself (Brazil, 1990), I can testify to the lifelong value of this extraordinary program, and I am hoping that we can make that experience available to your students as well.
Lindsay Hale, Ph.D.
University Extension | Continuing Education
Chair, Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Committee