Fellowships, Grants & Awards

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the US.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Grant lengths and dates vary by country.  Please consult the specific country summary for details. The program is designed for those with little experience; there are instances where you may be overqualified (i.e. you hold a masters in teaching and you apply for the ETA). Detailed information regarding the Fulbright Program and country specific requirements is on the Fulbright website.

How to Apply

Who may apply?

Graduating Senior, Bachelor Degree or equivalent by start of grant, campus alumni (2 years out of graduation).

How is the grant administered?

 You are issued a monthly stipend that covers room, board, and meals or incidentals.

Where do grantees live?

Can be university housing, rent apartments, etc. (varies by country).

What are the age restrictions?

Some countries prefer applicants under 30, but most do no

 

2017-18 Program Deadlines & Notifications

Applications Open April 3, 2017
Schedule Meeting with Program Manager to Review Requirements Before April 15, 2017
Meet with Faculty Mentor to Discuss Project Idea Before April 30, 2017
Establish Contact with Foreign Sponsor/Letter of Affiliation Before July 1, 2017
Compile Finalized Application Materials Before Aug. 31, 2017
Campus Deadline Sept. 1, 2017
Campus Committee Review & Interviews Sept. 2-22, 2017
Application Revision Period Sept. 23-30, 2017
Application Resubmission to Campus Committee Oct. 1, 2017
Fulbright Program Deadline Oct. 6, 2017
Fulbright Program Application Review Period Nov.-Dec. 2017
Fulbright Program Notification of Recommendation to Full Committee Review Jan. 31, 2018
Fulbright Program Final Notification of Acceptance March 3-May 30, 2018
Fulbright Applicant Grant Period Start Date March 31, 2018

Contact:
TaWanna L. Archia, Program Manager
Phone: (336) 770-1305
Fax:     (336) 770-3367
Office location: Ground level of Hanes Student Commons, Kenan Student Life Center