Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Supports a year of overseas travel and "digital storytelling"

The Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant topic. 

Through the Fellowship, Fulbrighters will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on National Geographic media platforms with the support of National Geographic’s editorial team.

In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, and photography, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. Fellows will be paired with one or more National Geographic editors for continued training, editorial direction and mentoring throughout their Fulbright grant period. Fellows will provide material for a blog on the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term, and will have the opportunity to develop additional content for use by National Geographic and the Department of State.


Deadline Information

Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree by the start of the grant period; therefore, applications for Fulbright grants may only be submitted by fourth-year students (who will graduate before the start of the grant period) or recent graduates. 

US citizens are eligible to apply. Non-US citizens may apply through their embassies.

For an overview of the campus application process, visit the Fulbright Application Guide for Campus Applicants page.

Recent alumni of the College who are not currently in graduate school are welcome to apply through the campus process. The College Fulbright advisers are available to at-large applicants.

A separate campus application process exists for University of Chicago graduate students: http://grad.uchicago.edu/content/fulbright-national-geographic-digital-storytelling-fellowship.

Application Process

All application materials, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation must be submitted in the Embark Online Application and Recommendation System by October 5, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Nichole Fazio-Veigel