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Arts Grant

Deadline NYU Internal Deadline - September 8, 2017
External Deadline - October 6, 2017
(for grants beginning Fall 2018)
Eligibitlity Bachelor's by time of award
Duration Varies by country, generally 8-12 months

Candidate must

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant
  • present a study plan or project which can be completed in one academic year


The Fulbright Study/Research Grants enable students in the creative and performing arts to design their own projects in approximately 140 countries and carry out said projects individually or with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.
In addition to the application required by the Fulbright, candidates are also asked to submit examples of their artistic work. This supplementary material varies based on the artistic field of study. To see the specifications for the supplementary materials, click here.
In general, the Fulbright has an excellent website that takes you through all the application steps. It includes checklists, application tips, and webinars. We strongly recommend you consult the website very carefully.

Other support structures offered by the Office of National Scholarships at NYU

The Fulbright website will answer all your queries about eligibility etc.
If you have a question about the details of your application, please check with the website before emailing us at

If you would like to meet us in-person, please click here for more details.

Submission Timeline & the Faculty Review Process

The final deadline for Fulbright applications is generally mid-October. Applications are submitted online using the Embark system, which opens for applications from May to mid-October. To begin an application in this time period, click here.

However, there are some important caveats to this final deadline.

  1. You need to decide whether you will apply “under” NYU or “at large.”
  2. If you choose the latter option, you are free to submit right up until the final deadline date. Your application will not need to be evaluated by NYU (see below). However, it also means that you will not have the chance to use NYU’s support structures and resources, nor use the faculty review as a way to strengthen your application. Statistically speaking, you are twice as likely to win a Fulbright if you apply under your school rather than “at-large.”
  3. If you apply “under NYU,” there is an internal mid-September deadline for your application materials. (N.B. If you are part of the FADP, there is a slightly earlier internal deadline. For more details about the FADP, click here.)

This internal deadline is because the NYU Office of Fellowship Advising needs time to convene a faculty committee to interview you and provide an evaluation of your application. This is a requirement, not an option, and we do it at the request of the Fulbright Program.
The interview will take approximately 30 minutes and will be scheduled once we receive your application materials. After these interviews are over, you will have a chance to revise and strengthen your application. We will send you detailed outline of this process when you submit in mid-September.