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Fullbright U.S. Student Program

Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate student or a recent bachelor’s or master’s graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2012-13 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2011. The campus deadline for applications is September 14, 2011.

What is a U.S. Student Fullbright Grant?

  • It allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S.
  • It provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country. (Limited opportunities exist for traveling to more than one country.) You can meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.
  • It facilitates cultural exchange. Through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in daily tasks, you can gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.
  • It promotes mutual understanding. Through engagement in the community, you can interact with your hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom.

Information Sessions

Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student program and how to apply:

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 2:30-4:00pm, Miller 301
  • Thursday, May 5, 2011, 4:00-5:00pm, Bothell Campus, UW1-103
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 3:30-5:00pm, Miller 301
  • Friday, June 24, 2011, 12 noon-1:30pm, Paccar 291

RSVP for one of these sessions, and register your interest in applying for the Fulbright at: http://catalysttools.washington.edu/survey/scholarq/36305

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen – International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. Additional information is available at: http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/
  2. A graduating senior or hold a B.S./B.A. degree, master’s or doctoral degree candidate, or a young professional or artist,
  3. Thinking of studying, teaching or conducting research abroad, and
  4. In good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)

Program Details

  • Awards grants in all fields of study. Awards approximately 1,500 grants for travel to over 155 countries worldwide.
  • Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts.
  • Preference is given to candidates who have not had extensive recent experience abroad (excluding undergraduate study abroad) in the country of application.

Fullbright Program Advisors at UW:
For graduate students or recent master’s graduates:
Helene Obradovich, helene@u.washington.edu, G-1 Communications
Marilyn Gray, megray@u.washington.edu, G-1 Communications

For undergraduate students or bachelor’s graduates:
Robin Chang, robinc@u.washington.edu, 120 Mary Gates Hall

In addition to any of the above, Bothell students are also welcome to contact Holly Winters, UW Bothell Career Center/Merit Scholarships and Fellowships, Room UW1, 161, (425) 352-3706, hwinters@uwb.edu.

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