The Office of Global Awards organizes information sessions and workshops each Spring in order to help students better understand 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

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.
Friday February 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Thursday March 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Tuesday April 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Monday April 15, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - RSVP
Monday May 6, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP

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.
Monday March 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Thursday April 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Tuesday May 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
 
Fulbright Workshop III: Securing Letters of Affiliation and Recommendation
Each type of Fulbright application requires a slightly different kind of recommendation. The ETA asks your three recommenders to answer a number of questions. The Study Research Grant in general requests three written letters, but there are subtle differences between independent research projects, arts grants and Taught Masters. Who you ask, and what you ask them to focus on, will change. This workshop goes over the basics of reaching out to recommenders and communicating with them, along with offering best practices in securing an affiliation letter. We’ll show examples of strong and weak affiliation letters, as well as examples of email correspondences that led to strong affiliation letters.
Monday February 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Tuesday April 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Wednesday May 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP

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.
Thursday April 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP
Thursday May 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - RSVP

Fulbright V: Grant Deep Dive(s)
The deep dive sessions will focus on the specifics of applying as a STEM student, as an English teacher, as an artist, and as an applicant for a taught masters program. Students who fall into one or more of these categories are encouraged to attend the session(s) that best apply to their interests.
English Teaching Deep Dive
Wednesday April 3, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - RSVP
Arts Grants Deep Dive
Tuesday April 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - RSVP
STEM Applicants Deep Dive
Wednesday April 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - RSVP
Taught Masters Deep Dive
Wednesday April 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. - RSVP

Virtual Sessions
The virtual sessions will cover the basics of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and are designed for students currently studying away.
Tuesday April 9, 8:00-9:00 a.m. - RSVP
Wednesday April 10, 11:30-12:30 p.m. - RSVP