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The Fulbright US Student program (FUSP) competition is open for the 2017-18 academic year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Information about the country programs, types of grants, and the electronic application system can be accessed at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. Applicants must be US citizens.
The campus application deadline for submission of the electronic application is
11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
Interview forms are due by 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 8. They can be sent via email as Word or PDF documents to email@example.com. The form will be available at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/.
The campus materials are in the process of being updated and will be available by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/. Information currently available can still be read to get an idea of the overall process and parts of the application.
If you have questions about the program or any aspect of the grant application, please contact Erin Crawley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: The Fulbright US Student program administered by the Institute for International Education is a completely separate program from the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition run by the US Department of Education. They do not share application requirements, systems, or deadlines. Both programs do have campus components to them that do run through the International Fellowships Office.
The DDRA 2016 competition is open. The deadline for students to submit their complete applications is 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Letters of support and language evaluations must be submitted BEFORE the student can submit their application. There are no exceptions to the campus deadline.
Go to the Fulbright-Hays page for information on the application process and required campus procedures and documents.
Extended deadline for UW-Bonn University graduate student short term fellowships:
Wednesday, April 13
The University of Bonn, Germany will offer several short-term awards to UW–Madison advanced graduate students who wish to pursue independent research under the guidance of a senior faculty member at University of Bonn. Awards range anywhere from 1 to 5 months of research; dissertation projects are preferred. Short term awards cannot begin until January, 2017; summer research is possible and would be for summer 2017. Although there is no general minimum language skills requirement, German skills should be commensurate with the needs of the project.
Graduate students can submit applications for research for up to 5 months of research in one month increments. It is important to have identified key faculty and resources at Bonn University, although affiliation does not have to be finalized. If you have any questions about the competition and application process, please contact Erin Crawley, email@example.com. Christina Timpernagel, firstname.lastname@example.org, at Uni Bonn is available to help advise on contacts. Go here for application instructions: http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/graduate-fellowship-university-of-bonn-germany/
About the University of Bonn: This research university is considered one of Europe’s top institutes of higher education. Traditionally, UW–Madison applicants have come primarily from the humanities and social sciences, but in recent years we have had successful applicants in STEM fields. Bonn is recognized as a leader in mathematics, physics, chemistry, pharmaceutical research, and life- and neurosciences, with strengths also in an international computer sciences program.
The Fulbright US Student Program 2017-18 competition will open on Thursday, March 31. New application and country program information will be available at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
Erin Crawley, the campus Fulbright program advisor, will hold an information session for students interested in learning more about the Fulbright US student program and the campus competition process.
MA and PhD level research can be pursued in many countries.
Fulbright info session for grad students
Wednesday, March 9
336 Ingraham Hall
If you cannot make the information session on March 9, but would like to make an appointment, please email Erin at email@example.com.
More information can be found at http://fellowships.international.wisc.edu/fulbright-us-student-program/. The campus deadline will be set after the competition opens; it will be in September 2016.
Fulbright US Student 2017-18 competition opens March 31, 2016. If you are an undergraduate interested in pursuing a project abroad after you graduate, this session is for you. If you will be graduating in December 2016 or May 2017, it is not too early to begin preparing for Fulbright application deadlines in the fall (early September). If you are a freshman or sophomore and would like to learn more about this program, you are welcome to attend. To be eligible for the Fulbright US Student program, you must be a US citizen. We will discuss the different types of grant categories, the application process, and how to start planning for your project.
Tuesday, March 8
336 Ingraham Hall
There is one information session that will focus specifically on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program; this is open to all students who are US citizens:
Thursday, March 10
336 Ingraham Hall
If you cannot make a session, but would like to learn more, please contact Erin Crawley to set up an appointment (skype appointments for those abroad are also encouraged).