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Birgit Jensen

Tips for Prospective Applicants

Please visit the Fulbright website at: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html and determine whether you are eligible to apply (Click on Thinking of Applying). Familiarize yourself with the types of grants available (Types of Grants). If your destination is flexible, you can compare country statistics and choose a country with less competition (Competition Statistics).

Proceed to the section on How to Apply. Carefully read the entire segment Before You Start An Application and follow its recommendations. Be sure to click on all the links contained in this section.

In order to put yourself in the best position to win a Fulbright grant, you must have:

  • Eligibility for the grant and country of your choice
  • A feasible, focused, well-organized project (of two pages or less), called Statement of Grant Purpose, that outlines the who, what, when, where, why and how of your study or teaching abroad. This statement must demonstrate your commitment to the cross-cultural engagement that is the purpose behind a Fulbright grant.
  • An appealing personal statement
  • A campus mentor, ideally one who is familiar with the Fulbright program
  • Invitations from scholars at the institution(s) you have chosen
  • Three strong letters of recommendation
  • An excellent grade point average

Prior to applying

During the application process