Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

From: Fulbright <fulbright@austin.utexas.edu>

Dear Colleagues,


Do you have exceptional students who would benefit from grants for study and research abroad?  Of course you do!


The Fulbright U.S. Student Programfunds nine months abroad to study, research or teach English in countries around the world.


FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1-2:30PM, BUR 125



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!


The Calendar:

Day Month Dates Times Location Event
Fri APRIL 25 1:00-2:30pm UT Campus

Burdine Hall 136

Fulbright Info Session,  Alumni Presentation:

Rachel Reetzke (Public Health-China 2011-2012)


Thurs MAY 1 N/A N/A Online Application Opens
Mon or Tues TBA MAY 5 or 6 TBA TBA TBA Fulbright Info Session, Alumni Presentation: TBA
Wed-Fri SEPT 10-12 N/A N/A Emails sent out notifying applicants of interview slot
Mon-Fri SEPT 15-19,




International Office, RM TBA Campus Faculty/Mentor Interviews


15 5pm EST N/A Online Application Due
N/A MAR 2015 Mid-late N/A N/A Awards Announcements



The Fine Print:

The 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2014.  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, 2014) 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.


An information session for prospective applicants will be presented by an Alumni Ambassador from the Institute of International Education on Friday, April 25 from 1:00-2:30 PM in Burdine 136.


Deadlines and Procedures:


1.  Potential applicants must register with us, by sending an email to:

Fulbright@austin.utexas.edu.  The email should give 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.


2.  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.


3.  The applicant should also review our campus website:



4.  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 15 and September 26.  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 15, 2014.


Again, I invite you to encourage eligible and interested students (and alumni) to consider applying.  For the most recent statistical year (2013-14), UT applicants received the 7th highest number of awards of all institutions in the nation and can boast the 3rd  highest award percentage per applicant pool for the top ten institutions at just over 31%. 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