Fulbright Program for U.S. Students
Internal Deadline: September 12, 2013
Liaison: Alexei Ditter, Matt Pearson
The Fulbright Program for U.S. Students is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Reed students who are U.S. citizens with a strong academic record may apply in one of two primary categories: Full grants are offered by the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students to U.S. recent bachelor's graduates, master's and doctoral students, young professionals and artists for study and research abroad, and will cover round-trip transportation to the host country, living costs for the duration abroad, books, research allowance, and, in most cases, full or partial tuition. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships Program (ETA), an element of the Fulbright Program for U.S. Students, is designed to improve foreign students' English language abilities and knowledge of the United States. Participants are placed outside of capital cities in over 20 countries and are fully integrated into the host community, increasing their own language skills and knowledge of the host country. English Teaching Assistants may also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities. Recipients of an English Teaching Assistantship receive the same kinds of funding as awarded for full grants. 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 Alexei Ditter, Fellowships and Awards Committee representatives for Fulbright; and Michelle Johnson, Fellowships Adviser.
U.S. citizen; graduating senior or recent alum. Strong academic record. Strong interest in playing role of cultural ambassador.
The Fellowships and Awards Committee interviews each applicant and forwards to IIE a summary letter along with a campus rating between one and four. 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.
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. Download a sample application.