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Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

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Internal Deadline: September 11th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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2020-2021 Award Cycle

Application Opens: April 1st, 2019

National Deadline: Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

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:

Study/Research Grants

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. 

Graduate Degree Grants

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

English Teaching Assistant

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Programs (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; Fellowships and Awards Committee representatives for Fulbright; and CLBR Fellowships.


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 the 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. Review Reed's internal application instructions for more information.

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