Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards over 1,500 grants annually and operates in more than 140 countries. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are available to over 50 countries.
Ohio State process and timeline
The Graduate School handles graduate student applications to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The application process begins May 1; interested students complete an initial application online. These applications must be completed by mid-September.
The Graduate School holds on-campus interviews during the first week of October. Fulbright requires these interviews, and the Graduate School used them to make each application as strong as possible.
The Graduate School submits the official applications in mid-October. Fulbright makes an initial cut by January 31, and the remaining are sent on to each country for their selection. Students are notified by Fulbright about their awards between April 1 and May 1.
Award descriptions and eligibility
Fulbright grants provide round-trip travel, a stipend for one academic year, and health and accident coverage. Full or partial tuition may be provided. Each country has its own requirements and considerations affecting eligibility (e.g., level of language proficiency, field of study restrictions, dependent support, etc.).
Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and must not have completed a doctoral degree at the time of application. For more information, visit www.us.fulbrightonline.org.
Results for 2010-2011
Ohio State nominated 38 applicants for 2010-2011, 17 graduate students and 21 undergraduates. Of those 17 graduate students, 3 received awards:
- Dallas J. DeForest, a doctoral student in history, is studying the culture of baths and bathing in late antique Greece, 300-88 AD.
- Heather Fair, a master's student in Environmental Science, is studying glacier water resources and aquatic bioassessment in the Tibetan Himalayas.
- Robyn Rodriguez, a doctoral student in history, is visiting German archives as she completes dissertation research on the German military mission in China from 1927-1938.
Ohio State graduate and professional students and alums seeking to apply for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant should contact Bobbi Davis-Jones, director of Fellowship Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 292-6031 for campus specific information and deadlines.