Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program application opened on March 31, 2015.
The NYU campus deadline will be on Friday, September 11 at 4:00 pm. All application components, including references, must be submitted to Embark by this date.

This webpage is designed to provide NYU graduate students with information about the Fulbright program. If you are an undergraduate student, please visit the Office of Global Awards website for information and assistance.

Program Overview

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE), offers diverse opportunities for research and cultural exchange for current U.S. students and recent graduates. Over the course of 8-12 months, Fulbright fellows are immersed in the culture and daily life of the country of their choice. Successful applicants to this program will show an interest in promoting cultural ambassadorship, and will have limited prior experience in their particular country of application (less than six months, not counting undergraduate study abroad).

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program includes the following grant types:
Study/Research Grants
English Teaching Assistant Grants
Travel Grants
Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships
Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowships
Fulbright-mtvU Awards
Critical Language Enhancement Award (Supplemental)

To be eligible for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, candidates must be U.S. citizens at the time of application (permanent residents are not eligible), must have conferred a bachelor's degree, and cannot hold a doctoral degree. Candidates who have conferred a doctoral degree should apply to the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Candidates have the choice to apply for the Fulbright program through NYU or at-large. If you decide to apply through NYU, you will follow all campus deadlines. Your application is eligible to receive assistance from the various NYU support structures available. Once you submit your application on the campus deadline, you will be contacted in late September/early October to schedule a campus committee interview. This interview will last approximately 30 minutes and will be led by an NYU faculty committee. For questions about this process, please contact Abby Williams at abby.williams@nyu.edu.

Special Information for Alumni- NYU is pleased to welcome recent alumni (typically, those who have had degrees conferred within the 18 months preceding the fall Fulbright application deadline) to participate in the process of advisement, evaluation and institutional submission described above.

Graduate Student Support Structures and Application Instructions

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Website

The Institute of International Education has partnered with the U.S. Department of State to create a user-friendly website to explore the Fulbright program. This website includes recorded and live webinars to better educate potential applicants, an in-depth description of the various grants and application logistics, and all country-specific information to help narrow your search. Please use this site to familiarize yourself with the basic components.

The Wasserman Center for Career Development

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development offers educational programming such as information sessions, panels, and application workshops for graduate students who are interested in the Fulbright program. To register for upcoming events,log in to your NYU CareerNet account, go to the “events” tab, select “Seminars”and enter “Fulbright” into the search field.

NYU-GSAS Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sheet

NYU-GSAS Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sheet
NYU-GSAS Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program Information Sheet

The Graduate School has designed these information sheets to help navigate the logistics of the research/study and ETA application. Please use them as resources and supplements to the official Fulbright application instructions indicated on the website. Please check this site later in the semester for information sheets pertaining to the other Fulbright grants listed above.

GSAS Application Support
Once you have familiarized yourself with the process and have selected a country and grant, you may schedule an appointment to discuss your application with Abby Williams in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at abby.williams@nyu.edu.

Application Support for Graduate Students Outside of GSAS
Each school has an appointed school-specific graduate student advisor that can assist you with your Fulbright application. Please find a link to this list here: Graduate Fellowship Advisors.
Updated on 09/28/2015