The Office of Global Awards organizes information sessions and workshops each Spring in order to help students learn about the Fulbright application process. In addition, we’ll be continuing our Fulbright Application Development Program (FADP), which will run from May to August. Details regarding the FADP are forthcoming.
FULBRIGHT SPRING SEMESTER APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Each workshop below is preceded by a 15-minute general information session about Fulbright. We’ll cover the basics: a description of the Fulbright, what it offers (and what it expects) along with eligibility and application requirements, and FAQs about NYU’s internal application process. You’re under no obligation to attend this part of the workshop if you already feel like you have covered this material in prior information sessions / workshops.
At each of these workshops, past applications will also be available for students to read in a folder in the room. These are not distributed electronically.
Fulbright I: Deciding on a country, type of grant and competition selection criteria
This information session is designed for students who are interested in the Fulbright, but need to decide on the grant type and country. We will also discuss Fulbright’s selection criteria, focusing on the different audiences who will be reading your application.
February 10th (Friday) 3-4pm (2.45 general info session—see above)
March 10th (Friday) 3-4pm (2.45 general info session—see above)
April 20th (Thursday) 1-2pm (12.45 general info session—see above)
Fulbright II: Grant Purpose
Experiencing writer’s block in beginning your statement of grant purpose? Not sure of the difference between an ETA and Fulbright grant statement of grant purpose? Uncertain how to secure a letter of affiliation? This planning workshop gives you useful tips on how to begin drafting and developing your statement. Working in a small group (max 20 participants), we’ll also look at past examples and create actions plans for your own Fulbright research.
March 24th (Friday) 1-2pm (12.45 general info session—see above)
April 27th (Thursday) 1-2pm (12.45 general info session—see above)
Fulbright III: Beginning an application in Embark
We’ll troubleshoot the smaller details of the application, clarifying tricky questions and formatting issues with short-answer work histories etc. You’ll leave with a clear to-do list and a sense of confidence that you are filling out the application “correctly.”
April 21st (Friday) 1-2pm (12.45 general info session—see above)
May 5th (Friday) 3-4pm (2.45 general info session—see above)
Fulbright IV: Personal Statement
Are you unsure about the difference between the statement of grant purpose and the personal statement? Do you have several ideas and aren’t sure which one to write about? This planning workshop gives you useful tips on how to begin drafting and developing your personal statement. Working in a small group (max 20 participants), well also look at past examples of the personal statement and discuss issues of voice, approach and narrative.
April 28th (Friday) 1-2pm (12.45 general info session—see above)