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Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study and/or research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.
Candidates submit an extensive application defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. MassArt seniors about to graduate and recent alums are encouraged to consider applying.
What are the U.S. Student Fulbright Grants?
- Awards given by the U.S. Department of State to support self-designed study, research or artistic projects or English-language teaching assistantships. Over 130 countries offer Fulbright grants.
What are the eligibility requirements?
- U.S. citizenship at the time of application
- A minimum of a bachelor's degree, equivalent training, or professional experience by grant start date (Ph.D. holders are not eligible)
- Must be in "good health" (as defined by the Fulbright sponsoring agency)
- Country-specific eligibility requirements may exist such as language ability or degree of study
What does the award include?
- Round-trip transportation to the host country
- Funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country
- Accident & Sickness Health Benefits
- In some countries, grants may also include, book and research allowances, mid-term enrichment activities, full or partial tuition, language study programs, pre-departure and in-country orientations
Who is eligible?
- You are eligible to apply as a MassArt Affiliated Candidate if you are currently matriculated in MassArt's BFA or on-campus graduate programs and your anticipated graduation date is before June 2023 OR you graduated from MassArt's BFA or on-campus graduate programs within the past 5 years. In all other cases, you must apply as an at-large candidate or through another institution.
How to Apply
- Visit "Getting Started" on the US Fulbright Program website for details on preparing your application
- MassArt Affiliated Candidates must submit an Intent to Apply form before July 1
- Prepare Statement of Proposed Study or Research and Personal Statement . Gather Letters of Affiliation, Letters of Reference, Language Report and other required documents
- Make an appointment to meet with MassArt Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA), Amy Holland, to review your drafts and discuss application plan
- Prepare and submit Online Application and hard-copy application before MassArt's on-campus deadline (if applicable), or the National Fulbright Deadline (for at-large candidates)
Need assistance with an application?
To ensure a strong and well-constructed application you must begin your application as early as possible, at least eight weeks prior to the campus deadline. We suggest the following:
- The Fulbright U.S. Student website
- MassArt faculty - connect with key faculty for feedback on project ideas and portfolio preparation advice
- MassArt's Academic Resource Center offers individual writing assistance appointments (2nd Floor, Kennedy)
Learn more and apply:
The Fulbright U.S. Student website is the key to a successful Fulbright application. On the website you will find:
FULBRIGHT 2022-2023 TIMELINE
April 2022 Online Fulbright Application Opens
July 1 Intent to Apply Form due to Fulbright Program Adviser (for MassArt affiliated candidates)
March 31 - August 30 Advising appointments available with MassArt's Fulbright Program Advisor (Applicants are required to meet with Amy three
times between June 1st and August 15th)
September 1 Final Deadline for MassArt campus affiliated candidates
September 1-8 Initial interviews with the MassArt Screening Committee
September 18-29 Final Interviews with the MassArt Screening Committee
October 11 National Fulbright Deadline - Online Application Closes
November - December National Screening Committees
January - May 2023 Review by Commissions/Embassies
February - May 2023 Review by Foreign Scholarship Board
March - May 2023 Final Notification to Applicants
Fall 2023 Begin travel component of grant
For more information, contact Fulbright Program Advisor, Amy Holland at 508.318.8693 or email@example.com.