The 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition opens on March 31, 2021 – A Fulbright/IIE-led information session coming up on March 10!
What is the Fulbright US Student Program?
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. 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.
In summary, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP) is designed to give soon-to-graduate undergrads (current juniors and above), master’s & doctoral candidates, and young professionals & artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Complete information on the competition, campus resources & deadlines, and more is at http://go.wisc.edu/fusp.
The program is open to undergraduates (graduating by the time they would take up their award), currently enrolled graduate students, and alumni. To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, you must be a U.S. citizen.
Our first information session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 3pm CST. Advanced registration is required; register @ http://go.wisc.edu/FulbrightInfoSession
Fulbright will lead the information session with a UW-Madison breakout following immediately. Discussions will center around what Fulbright offers students & alumni; things to keep in mind when exploring opportunities; options to conduct research, study, teach English, practice art, and more; the timeline & deadlines; strategies to prepare for the upcoming award cycle (and future competitions if you’re not quite ready to apply); campus resources; and more!
Mark Lilleleht, the campus Fulbright Program Advisor, will be available throughout the coming months to work with students & alumni interested in learning more about the program and those who applying. In addition to upcoming information sessions, you can set up an appointment at any time by emailing Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments to discuss any and everything Fulbright-related are available and encouraged!