Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

Internal Deadline: September 10, 2015
Liaison: Kate Duffly, Matt Pearson

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The Fulbright Program for U.S. Students seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Reed students who are U.S. citizens may apply in one of three primary categories:

1) Study/research grants are offered to recent bachelor's graduates, master's and doctoral students, young professionals and artists for study and research abroad or to pursue a creative project. 

2) In some cases, applicants may apply for an MA degree through the study/research category.

3) The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Program (ETA) aims to improve foreign students' English language abilities and knowledge of the United States. ETA participants are placed outside of capital cities and are fully integrated into the host community, increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. English Teaching Assistants in many cases may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.

Awards cover round-trip transportation to the host country, living costs for the duration abroad, books, research allowance, and, if relevant, full or partial tuition.

Interested students should discuss this opportunity with their academic adviser. Specific program questions can be addressed to Paul DeYoung, campus Fulbright adviser; Matt Pearson and Kate Duffly, Fellowships and Awards Committee representatives for Fulbright; and Michelle Johnson, Fellowships Adviser.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and graduating seniors or recent alumni. They must have a strong academic record and possess a strong interest in playing role of cultural ambassador.

Selection Criteria

The Fellowships and Awards Committee will interview each applicant and prepare a summary letter of endorsement. Final selection is made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, taking into account the recommendations of the National Screening Committee, availability of funds, approval of the supervising agencies abroad, and other program requirements.  An applicant's interest in and proposed engagement with the host country and culture will be an important component of the evaluation process and should be detailed in the application essays.

Application Procedure

Study the Fulbright website for U.S. Students, which provides detailed and invaluable instructions on how to complete each part of the application, from selecting the country to acquiring an affiliation (for a study/research Fulbright) to writing a proposal and getting a foreign language evaluation. Once the online application opens in May, register and begin the process.