Apply for a Fulbright Grant

Fulbright Grant scholar posing in front of giant gold statue in Laos

About Fulbright

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation’s largest study abroad fellowship program. It is designed to create opportunities for graduating seniors, recent bachelor's degree graduates, and grad students to undertake international experiences with the mission of promoting international goodwill and developing mutual understanding among nations. There are several types of awards, including research, arts, English teaching assistant, and digital storytelling.

1. Get Started

2. Commit to Applying

If you feel like Fulbright is the right opportunity for you, complete a Commitment to Fulbright Application Process Form and a St. Kate’s Fulbright adviser will contact you and guide you through the application process.

3. Prepare for application

Use this Fulbright application process packet as a guide through the application process, as you decide which Fulbright programs and countries will be the best fit for you. It lists campus resources, faculty, and staff that can help as you go about making these important decisions.

4. Campus Interview

All Fulbright applicants meet with a campus committee during the second week of September for a 30-minute interview. The committee is made up of St. Kate's staff and faculty with disciplinary knowledge, Fulbright experience, or country-specific expertise. Applicants will receive feedback from the campus committee interview through the St. Kate's Fulbright Program Adviser.

Interviews focus on feasibility of your proposal, your academic career and your practical experience. When applicable, interviewers may ask questions about language ability and affiliation. Read these tips to ensure you are prepared for your interview.

5. Final Submission

The internal deadline for your final submission is October 1. See a timeline of earlier deadlines below.

May–July Complete Commitment to Apply doc and submit to Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)
May Request recommendations & start Embark application
June 30 1st drafts submitted to FPA and upload transcript
July 30 2nd drafts submitted to FPA
August 30 1) Submit 3rd draft to FPA
2) schedule campus interview
3) If applying for study/research: secure letter of affiliation
2nd week of September Campus interviews
3rd week of September Integrate feedback from campus interview process into draft
4th week of September 1) Submit final draft via Embark
2) Internal deadline for recommendations
October 1 1) Internal deadline for Embark
2) Foreign language form deadline (if required)