Fulbright US Student Program-Fellowships and Scholarships Office - Carnegie Mellon University

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices. ~ Carlo Goldoni

Background info

The Fulbright program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach, study and conduct research in 155 countries worldwide.
The scope of the Fulbright as envisioned by Senator Fulbright, is

  • to promote mutual understanding through a commitment to the free flow of ideas and people across National boundaries.
  • to expand, through this understanding, the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception.
  • through cooperation in constructive activities among people of different nations, to create true and lasting world peace.
  • Current juniors (graduating 2017), seniors, recent graduates, current graduate students, or alumni
  • US Citizenship required.
Types of grants
  • English Teaching Assistantships (ETA):  recipients assist in the teaching of English and a complementary project.
  • Full Grants:  students may 1) conduct research, whether in an academic or institutional setting 2) pursue study with a complementary project. Recipients will need a host country affiliation with the institution or organization.
Application Procedure
  • Candidates need to develop an independent program proposal and secure an in-country affiliation. 
  • Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8-12 month period. 
  • Students apply to a specific country for a specific proposal.  You may only apply to one country only.

Language requirements: varies by country

Registration: June 17, 2016 (submit campus registration here)
On-Campus submission: September 6, 2016
Final submission:  October 11, 2016

Campus Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)
Joanna Dickert- joannad@andrew.cmu.edu
(412) 268-1969