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.

Open Study/Research: Grants can include one year of study in a Master’s program abroad or individually designed and implemented research projects in approximately 140 countries.

English Teaching Assistantships: The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.

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Level of study: Graduate/Post-Baccalaureate

General location of study: Abroad

Specific location, if applicable (country and/or institution): Various

Requires campus endorsement/nomination?: Yes

Campus application deadline (if applicable): Mid September

Final application deadline (check fellowship website for specific yearly date): Mid October

General fields of study/professional interests: All fields. 

Other specific criteria: Must be U.S. citizen or national, hold bachelor’s degree by program start, meet the language requirements of the award to which you are applying, and demonstrate sufficient competency to complete their project and adjust to life in the host country. Fulbright seeks diverse applicants