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Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Students

Fulbright Opportunities for U.S. Students

2013-14 Fulbright recipient Amy Austin

All UMD undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying to one of the Fulbright Student award programs must contact the UMD National Scholarships Office, which handles advising in conjunction with the UMD campus representative for Fulbright programs for students. Student applications MUST be submitted through NSO and are due there by September 1. NSO recommends contacting them as far ahead as possible--ideally, before the end of the preceding Spring term--in order to produce an optimal proposal.  

Explore the possibilities:

  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program, and is designed to give students who have recently completed their bachelor’s degree opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment, and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. You can apply for an Academic Study Grant or to serve as an English Language Teaching Assistant in a foreign country. The Academic Study Grant program is also open to students in the early stages of graduate study.
  • The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship arranges professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions. Grantees gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project.
  • The Fulbright-Hayes programs for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. 
  • The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic.