Apply for a Fulbright Grant

Fulbright Grant scholar posing in front of giant gold statue in Laos
About the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

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 by July 1 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.

INTERNAL DEADLINE FULBRIGHT APPLICATION TASK
May–July 1) Complete Commitment to Apply Form to Fulbright Program
Advisor (FPA)
May–June 1) Complete Fulbright application Bio. Data questions
2) Begin drafting your Fulbright statements
June 30 1) 1st draft of statements submitted to FPA via D2L
2) Request Letters of Rec
3) Request Foreign Language Evaluation (if needed)
4) Request Letter of Affiliation (if needed)
July 30 1) 2nd draft of statements submitted to FPA via D2L
2) Upload transcript to Fulbright application
3) Complete Fulbright app. program info. questions
August 30 1) Final draft of statements submitted to FPA
2) Letters of Rec due to FPAs
3) Language evaluation (if needed) due to FPAs
4) For research/study program: letter of affiliation due
5) Schedule campus interview with FPA
2nd week of September Campus Interview
3rd week of September Integrate feedback from interview into final draft
4th week of September Request final submission approval from FPA
October 1 Submit complete Fulbright application