Apply to Fulbright Program

As you prepare for the application process, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the program by reviewing the Application Components, Tips, and Timeline. There are two types of grants & special programs. The two types of grants are Study/Research Grants (where you will find the arts based programs) and English Teaching Assistant Grants (ETAs).

You must work with the Fulbright Program Adviser to ensure that your application is officially submitted and that all supporting documents are attached by the final deadline. Application procedures will vary slightly depending upon the type of applicant. However, all applications must be submitted through the Embark online application system. Detailed information regarding the Fulbright Program and country specific requirements is on the Fulbright website.

Embark Online Application

The additional programs include: Fulbright Clinton Fellowships, Fulbright-mtvU Awards & Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship & those all have a different application deadline. Speak with your campus advisor for additional information and see the website for additional deadlines. There are also additional grants by fields which are also outside of the arts field.

You will apply either through a US institution or At-Large. If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a US college or university, you are required to apply through that institution, even if you are not currently enrolled. If you are not currently enrolled, you may apply through your alma mater, provided that the institution is willing and able to accommodate alumni applications. All other candidates will apply as At-Large applicants from their states of permanent residence, even if they are currently overseas.

New Requirement for Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study
Creative & Performing Arts Fields of Study are now required to submit supplemental materials on a site called DecisionDesk separate from their application on Embark.

New Requirements     DecisionDesk

Once your application has been submitted for institutional review, the Fulbright Program Adviser will schedule a campus interview for you. Following the interview and before the final deadline in October, you may have the opportunity to revise your application based on feedback provided by the Fulbright Program Adviser and the campus interview committee.


TaWanna L. Archia
Academic Affairs Program Specialist & Campus Program Advisor
Phone: (336) 770-1305
Fax: (336) 770-3367