Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Receive support to travel abroad and conduct your research

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program of the U.S. Department of State is administered on the Cornell campus by the Einaudi Center's Fulbright Advisor. These grants for study or research abroad are awarded on a nationally competitive basis to U.S. citizens who are graduate students or will have earned the bachelor’s degree prior to September of the year for which the grant is being awarded. That is, undergraduate seniors may apply at the beginning of their senior year. Over 155 countries worldwide participate in the Fulbright Program with Teaching Assistantships now available in over 72 countries. The full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition. Though the competition is keen, this is a very attractive opportunity for students with a serious interest in advanced study or research overseas.

 

Competition dates

The annual application is available April 1 and closes to Cornell applicants the first week of September each year.  Interested individuals should contact Program Administrator, Elizabeth Edmondson, at fulbright@einaudi.cornell.edu for more information and to schedule an appointment. Applications must be submitted electronically by the September 1, 2017 campus deadline.

 

Information sessions

Fall 2016

Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (for graduate students)

Tuesday, October 18, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for undergraduate students)

Wednesday, October 26, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM

Spring 2017:

Fulbright U.S. Student Program and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (for graduate students)

Tuesday, January 31, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for undergraduate students)

Wednesday, February 8, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (for undergraduate students)

Monday, March 27, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM

 

Applying for Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Information sessions are held once during the fall semester and twice during the spring semester.

Registered students must apply through Cornell and are encouraged to attend an information session and follow up with attendance at one of the smaller meetings hosted by the Einaudi Center.

Study Abroad studens should contact the Einaudi Center via email for guidance and not wait until returning to the United States to begin preparing the application.

Alums are encouraged to apply through the university, as long as Cornell is the last institution attended.  They are accorded the same assistance with preparing their application as registered applicants.

Prospective applicants should contact the Einaudi Center at fulbright@einaudi.cornell.edu or 607-255-8933.

 

Application deadline

The campus submission deadline is September 1, 2017. Campus interviews are scheduled between September 12 and September 30, after which applications are submitted online to IIE by the Einaudi Center prior to the October 10 deadline.

 

Process

Applications are considered at the national level and by a committee in the host country before awards are announced in the spring.

 

Eligibilty

Applicants must:

  • Be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible.
  • Hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
  • Be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.

Applicants may hold a J.D. degree at the time of application, but not a doctorate.

M.D.s or medical students or the equivalent (e.g, D.D.S, O.D.) who wish to continue medical or hospital training or to obtain practical clinical experience should apply to IIE. However, M.D.s who have completed formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for independent or collaborative research should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Please see the Fulbright web site for more information.

 

Grant Types

 

 Special program opportunities