Students & Alumni: Types of Grants

TYPES OF FULBRIGHT GRANTS

The Fulbright Program provides the following grant opportunities for upperclassmen and alumni in the following categories:

ACADEMIC

Academic research/study grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.

ARTS

Projects in the Creative and Performing Arts and Creative Writing are research/study grants where the primary purpose of the grant is to learn an art form and/or create artistic work. The Creative and Performing Arts application will require the submission of supplementary materials which are detailed in the Applicant section of the website.

ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP (ETA)

An English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers. English Teaching Assistants help teach English language while serving as a cultural ambassador for U.S. culture. The age and academic level of classroom students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. View country statistics to gauge your competitiveness in your country of interest.

FULBRIGHT-mtvU AWARDS

Fulbright mtvU Awards are available for all countries where there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference will be given to recent graduates. In addition to the Fulbright application, an mtvU Documentation and Outreach Plan is required. Learn more about Fulbright-mtvU Awards.

FULBRIGHT PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWS

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow fellows to serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. Learn more about the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship.

CRITICAL LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT AWARD

The Critical Language Enhancement Award provides a supplement in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for grantees to receive between three and six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants. This opportunity is available for select languages and in limited host countries. Learn more about the Critical Language Enhancement Award.

(Information from this page was derived from the Fulbright US Student Programs National Website)