Fulbright U.S. Student Program Competition Opens

The Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition.

For more than 65 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research, and teach in other countries. Fulbright grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,600 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to over 60 countries. Fulbright grants provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, and health and accident coverage, and may also provide full or partial tuition.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant.

For more information, interested individuals should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website. Currently enrolled IIT students should contact campus Fulbright Program advisers Jennifer Sherdan or Ashley Sinclair in the International Center, for more information. Applications must be submitted electronically by the campus closing date in September 2012.