Carnegie Mellon University

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Background info

The Fulbright U.S.student program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach, study and conduct research in over 150 countries worldwide.
As envisioned by Senator Fulbright, the program is designed to:

  • promote mutual understanding through a commitment to the free flow of ideas and people across national boundaries.
  • expand, through this understanding, the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception.
  • create true and lasting world peace through cooperation in constructive activities among people of different nations.
  • Current juniors (graduating 2025), seniors, recent graduates, current graduate students, or alumni
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
Types of grants
  • English Teaching Assistantships (ETA):  recipients assist in the teaching of English and a complementary project.
  • Study/Research Grants (including artistic/creative inquiry):  students may 1) conduct research 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 a statement of grant purpose and personal statement
  • Study/Research candidates must 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

Priority Campus Registration: May 24, 2024 (submit campus registration here)

First draft deadline (proposals and personal statements): June 28, 2024
Required campus submission: August 23, 2024
Final submission:  October, 2024

Campus Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)
Richelle Bernazzoli - contact for access to CMU's Fulbright advising site (REQUIRED for CMU applicants). You can also enroll yourself in the CMU Fulbright Advising site