Skip to main content
Indiana University Bloomington
  •  
  •  

Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

The Fulbright Fellowship

IU Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2013

National Deadline: October 15, 2013

The IU and national deadlines usually occur about the same time each year. Check this Web site from time to time for updates in information for next year's competition.

Sponsored by the U.S. Government, the Fulbright scholarship program encourages outstanding students, scholars, professionals, teachers and administrators to increase their understanding of people of other countries. Fulbright US Student Program grants are available for study or research, as well as for teaching English, in various countries and provide round-trip international travel, maintenance for the tenure of the award, a research allowance, tuition waivers, and health and accident insurance. The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright. For detailed information about this program, please click here.

For all grants for study, research or teaching English outside the United States, applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant. Creative and performing artists are not required to have a bachelor's degree, but they must have several years of relevant training or study. All applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study of research. Students are eligible to apply in their senior year.

For detailed application information contact:

Paul Fogleman
Fulbright Program Adviser
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
201 N. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Tel: (812) 855-3948
pfoglema@indiana.edu

The following are links to assist in navigating the Fulbright web site and guide you to important information.

For detailed grant information including acceptable fields of study, grant types and eligibility requirements click here.

Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Awards

The Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Awards provide pre-grant language training opportunities for Arabic, Turkish and the Hindic languages. Up to 100 awards will be available for students to pursue additional in-country training in these languages, in conjunction with a Fulbright US Student Program project proposal.

Before beginning the Fulbright grant, students will train for up to six (6) months in either the host country of the Fulbright grant or another appropriate country, but not in the U.S. prior to departure. The requiremements of the grant include pre- and post-testing of the prospective Fulbrighter's knowledge of the language, as well as a clearly defined commitment to continuing the language study after the training period. Information on the Critical Language Enhancement Awards is available here.

In selecting a country and language of interest, it is important to note that the language of study is of more relevance than the venue of the Fulbright grant. For example, if a student's project involves working with the Turkish community in Germany and Turkish ability is needed, that student will be eligible to apply. To apply for the Language Training grant, all students should make reference to it in their project proposal when completing the Fulbright application. In addition, the foreign language referee should comment on the desirability and need for such training in the foreign language report. Awards will be granted based on recommendations made by the selection committees, and final selections by Fulbright Commissions or posts in the corresponding countries.

While students may suggest their own language training programs, final approval - and possible reassignment - will be the responsibility of the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in the receiving country.

The language training initiative provides a greater opportunity for Fulbrighters to continue to bridge the cultural barriers across the globe, promoting mutual understanding between nations. More information about the Critical Language Enhancement Grant is available here.