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Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

Wednesday, September 18, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research in any field or teaching in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of the United States. Travel to Western European countries is not eligible.


SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship for Graduate Students

Friday, September 20, G08 Uris Hall, 3:00 pm

The information session will be led by Daniella Sarnoff, the director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and Durba Ghosh, Professor of History.

Graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to attend this information session. Learn about the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), which offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students - regardless of citizenship - who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. Seventy fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowship ammounts vary depending on the research plan, with a per-fellowship average of $23,000. The fellowship includes participation in an SSRC-funded interdisciplinary workshop upon the completion of IDRF-funded research. The application deadline is November 5, 2019. Click here for more information.

For more information: Elizabeth Edmondson, t. 255-8933,,


Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Undergraduates

Wednesday, September 25, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the process in their junior year.





Workshop: Rethinking the Proposal

Wednesday, October 2, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline.


Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program

Wednesday, October 9, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

This session will provide PhD students with information on the Einaudi Center – SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development program. The program offers seminars, workshops, and faculty mentoring to 12 PhD students in the social sciences or humanities who are developing research projects abroad, or domestic research projects on topics that connect to global issues. Students will receive up to $5,000 for summer research. Workshop and seminar costs are also covered.


Writing a Winning Fulbright Proposal

Wednesday, October 23, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

Primarily for undergraduates, this session offers guidance on how to write a winning proposal for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The session will be led by two Fulbright advisors with years of experience. Applying for a Fulbright? We encourage you to attend!





Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships

Wednesday, November 6, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs.


Einaudi Center International Research Travel Grant

Wednesday, November 13, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm

These grants provide travel support for Cornell graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena.