Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships | GradFund
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides support for individual research projects, courses of formal study, or work as an English teaching assistant in more than 140 countries around the world. Since 1946, the program has pursued its founding mission of the ‘promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science’ by sending more than 360,000 Fulbrighters around the world.
Is Fulbright IIE the Right Fit for You?
What does this fellowship include?
The Fulbright IIE provides round-trip transportation, funding for cost of living while in the host country, and accident and health insurance. Some countries have additional grant allowances. The lengths and dates of the award vary by host country.
When should I apply?
Many graduate students apply to the Fulbright IIE to support dissertation fieldwork outside of the US. It is also possible to apply while a graduate student for support for post-doctoral research. The 2018-2019 competition opens on April 3, 2017, and our on-campus deadline is September 1, 2017.
Countdown to Fulbright IIE On-Campus Deadline
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GradFund Resources for your Fulbright IIE Application
The Fulbright IIE application is managed by the Office of Graduate Student External Grants and Fellowships. The application will have an internal deadline and involve an on-campus interview. Complete our Fulbright Consultation Form so we know that you plan to apply this application season.
Fulbright Proposal Writing Tutorial
We have developed the Fulbright IIE tutorial to assist you in the development of a Fulbright IIE application. Our tutorial is designed to teach you best practices in proposal development, to understand how to navigate the Fulbright IIE application process, and to help you with the task of writing a competitive application.
Proposal Writing 101
Articles & Advice
Written by the GradFund fellowship advising team, our blog offers a wealth of advice and guidance on applying for external funding as a graduate student. Below you will find handpicked posts on the Fulbright IIE ranging from getting to know the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to tips on writing a competitive Fulbright application.
Fulbright IIE Proposal Writing Workbook
Once you’ve watched Proposal Writing 101, dive into our extended Fulbright IIE Proposal Writing Workbook. The workbook will take you step-by-step through the development of a Fulbright IIE application.
Use our forums to ask questions about the Fulbright and exchange application tips!
Stay in Touch!
Complete our consultation form so we know that you plan to apply to the Fulbright IIE this application season. We will be in touch with updates and reminders about the Fulbright program.
Schedule a Meeting
Request a ‘Help with a Funder’ meeting if you would like to meet with a GradFund fellowship advisor to learn more about the Fulbright IIE application process and review criteria. Once you have draft materials ready for feedback, schedule an ‘Application Essay Conference’ for in-depth review and discussion of your drafts. Learn more about our services here.