Students & Alumni: Considering a Fulbright
CONSIDERING A FULBRIGHT
INSTRUCTIONS TO UH STUDENT & ALUMNI PROSPECTIVE FULBRIGHTERS:
Thank you for your interest in the Fulbright US Students Program. Graduating seniors, postbacs, current graduate students, and alumni who are US citizens are eligible to apply. The competition for the 2014 - 2015 Fulbright program will open in May 2013. If you are serious about applying for the Fulbright for 2014-2015, then you should follow steps 1-4 below as soon as possible so that you can get started on a competitive application this summer. The application is extensive and requires you to dedicate many hours to write and revise essays and prepare other required application materials.
- STEP 1: View Fulbright Tutorial Videos. From there, look through the website to familiarize yourself with the Fellowship and its expectations.
- STEP 2: Visit the Fulbright US Students National Website to confirm your eligibility and carefully read the Country Summaries for those countries you are interested in (and type of program: academic, arts & performance, ETA).
- STEP 3: Review the Competition Statistics for 2013-2014 (last year’s competition) for your countries of interest to help you narrow your country choices to 2-3. If you are flexible about your host country, then it would be to your advantage to select a country that is historically less competitive. Remember, the Fulbright applications are reviewed on a country basis and specific program basis. This means that you if you apply to the ETA in Argentina then you will be competing only with the other applicants who applied for the same country and program type.
Review Past Grantee and Application Statistics to determine the competition of the program you plan to apply on the Fulbright website.
- STEP 4: Once you have narrowed your program type and country choices then you are ready to complete the online UH Fulbright Advising Request Form. You will be contacted by Dan Cato in my office who will schedule your initial one-one-one Advising session with Dr. Veronique Tran, Fulbright Program Advisor, UH Campus. After that meeting, you will be ready to begin drafting your essays.