Fulbright US Student Program

Offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience.

The largest U.S. exchange program, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program sponsors 9 to 11 month experiences abroad including teaching, research, and study. Grants cover tuition, fees and travel and include a stipend. Applicants in all fields are welcome. Fulbright awards approximately 1,900 grants to US students annually and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright U.S. Student alumni populate a range of professions and include ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalists, artists, professors, and teachers.

Visit our Workshops and Information Sessions page to view the latest upcoming information sessions, alumni panels, and affiliation FAQs throughout the Spring Quarter. 

Visit the Fulbright Website: Tutorials for a comprehensive introduction to the various aspects of the Fulbright program.


Deadline Information

Second Draft Due Date: Monday, July 29, 2019

FINAL Campus Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

FINAL UChicago candidate deadline: ALL MATERIALS must be submitted via SLATE (all final essays, letters of recommendation, supplementary materials, transcripts) : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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. Third-year students begin the application process in early spring quarter.
  • US citizens are eligible to apply. 
  • Recent alumni of the College who are not currently in graduate school are encouraged to apply through the campus process. The CCRF is available for all College alumni applicants.

A separate campus application process exists for University of Chicago graduate students.

Application Process

For information on campus procedures, please visit the Fulbright Application Guide.

To submit your first draft, please use this link: https://ccrf-uchicago.smapply.io/prog/fulbright_grant_campus_process

For more information on this opportunity, please contact: 
Nichole Fazio-Veigel
Arthur Salvo
Sandra Zupan