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Fulbright Fellowships

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.  U-M consistently ranks among the top institutions for Fulbright applications and awarded grants.

U-M Contact: Beth Dutridge-Corp and Heather Johnson, International Institute. Please see the U-M Fulbright webpage for upcoming information sessions and university-specific application instructions.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers several types of grants.  Please see individual links for eligibility, deadlines, and application instructions.

The Fulbright Study/Research grant is a traditional award opportunity where candidates design a proposal for a specific country.

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms.

The J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship allows fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.

Fulbright mtvU Awards are available in 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.

The Fulbright–National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship provides a unique platform for American Fulbright students to develop global narratives and discuss commonalities across borders around a common issue or theme. Trained, supported, and mentored by National Geographic Editors during their grants in one or multiple countries, Fellows will use new media platforms to help build ties across cultures while enhancing mutual understanding. The digital content that they produce will be featured online in various places, including, most prominently, a blog hosted by National Geographic.