Fulbright Opportunities

The Fulbright program is the United State’s flagship international exchange program with opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The following links and resources will get you started. 

There are a wide range of programs available to students from any major. The Fulbright student program is a postgraduate award that junior and senior undergraduates or graduate students can start planning for during their last semesters. Most students will begin planning their Fulbright project in the Spring semester of their Junior year, and they can apply to a program the Fall semester of their Senior year. Programs tend to be longer-term, for example a few months or a year, and the main categories offer grants for:

  • Carrying out research projects at an international university
  • Attending graduate programs abroad
  • Performing or visual arts projects, or
  • English language teaching. Supplemental private funding also makes a selection of other specialized grants available from time-to-time.

Fulbright hosts a number of pre-recorded instructional sessions on all of these areas. Take a look and learn more here. 

Competitions open in April and are open through October. Applications are submitted directly to the Fulbright organization, but student applications require verification from the campus. The campus Fulbright advisor can offer advice, and help support you as you work through the application procedures. If you are planning to apply to a program, plan early and contact the campus Fulbright Program Advisor so that we know you have started the process.

The Fulbright Student Program campus deadline is usually in mid-September. This allows the Fulbright Program Advisor time to review applications, offer feedback, and schedule an interview before Fulbright's final deadline in mid-October.

For more details, look through the Fulbright organization’s website for eligibility, program options, planning timelines, and resources.

Getting Started - Fulbright Student Programs

Fulbright offers a number of informational sessions about types of programs, the application process, and tips for making your project competitive. 

See Fulbright's available workshops here.

Fulbright Scholar programs offer a variety of opportunities for outgoing Fredonia Faculty and for those hoping to host visiting scholars at Fredonia. One of the best resources for faculty to learn how to begin an application is to contact other Fulbright awardees. You can search Fulbright's scholar database to find names of faculty from Fredonia who have received a Fulbright award. 

To host a Fulbright scholar, see information on Hosting International Visitors

Getting Started - Fulbright Scholar Program


Fulbright offers opportunities for those who work in senior administration and various aspects of international education. The programs are usually around 2 weeks long and focus on familiarization with the host country’s education system and culture.

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