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 are they looking for?
The Fulbright IIE seeks to facilitate cultural exchange and mutual understanding by enabling Americans to experience research and community engagement abroad. Host countries may have additional preferences.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Fulbright IIE supports U.S. citizens who have completed their bachelor’s degree but have not yet received a PhD at the time of application. There may be additional eligibility requirements for your host country.
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?
You can apply for the Fulbright IIE at any point during your graduate studies. Many graduate students apply to the Fulbright IIE to support dissertation fieldwork outside of the US. If you are a master’s student, you can apply for the grant to support a year abroad during program of study or after. It is also possible to apply while a graduate student for support for post-doctoral research. The 2019-2020 competition opens on April 2, 2018, and our on-campus deadline is September 4, 2018.
GradFund Resources for your Fulbright IIE Application
Keep in Touch
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.
The GradFund Fulbright IIE Tutorial will take you step-by-step through the process of writing your application. From getting to know the Fulbright IIE to completing the last piece of the application, this guide will help get you there.
Meet with Us
Meet with a GradFund Fellowship Advisor for a ‘Help with a Funder’ or ‘Application Essay Conference’ meeting. Learn more about our meeting types and other services here.
Fulbright Proposal Writing Tutorial
Proposal Writing 101
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.