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Uses and Use Restrictions
The grants are designed to give U. S. students the opportunity to live and study in a foreign country for one academic year with possible renewals or extensions.
Grants specify terms and conditions to meet the educational goals proposed by the grantee and approved by the J.
William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in making the award.
Full grants: round trip transportation, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year in one country, and health and accident insurance.
Travel grants: the grants supplement maintenance and tuition scholarships granted to American students by universities, private donors, and foreign governments, which do not cover the cost of transportation.
To individuals with the following qualifications: (a) U.S.
citizenship at the time of application; (b) with certain exceptions, B.A.
degree or its equivalent before the beginning date of the grant; (c) candidates may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application; (d); preference will usually be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience in the country to which they are applying; (e) language proficiency sufficient to communicate with the people of the host country and to carry out the proposed study; (f) language proficiency is especially important for students wishing to undertake projects in the social sciences and the humanities; and (g) good health.
U.S. citizens who are graduate students and who want to live and study in a foreign country for one academic year.
See Applicant Eligibility.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Applicants who are enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities should contact their Fulbright program advisers on campus. Others should contact the Institute of International Education (IIE): 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (www.iie.org).
The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright, Foreign Scholarship Board, makes final selection of grantees.
Competitions normally open on May 1. Enrolled applicants must submit applications to the campus Fulbright program adviser by the date set by him. At-large applicants must normally submit applications to the New York office of IIE by October 25. Note: Travel grants application deadline is October 25.
Public Law 87-256, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
One academic year.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports by all academic grantees are required at the end of their grants.
As prescribed by grant terms.
FY 07 $60,700,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$2,500 to $45,400. Average: $18,906 in FY 05.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Annual announcement: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Grants for Graduate Study, Research, and Teaching, issued by Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Guidelines are also available at www.fulbrightonline.org.
Regional or Local Office
See application procedure.
Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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