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Fulbright Application Process

U.S. Student Program (for current students)

In order to be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens, have a strong academic record, especially in coursework related to the project field, and want to spend a year studying or teaching in a foreign country. The student must choose his or her own area of research and submit a proposal. Many fields of study are eligible. Some countries require a knowledge of the local language. Applications are submitted in October of the student's senior year for study during the year following graduation.

We encourage interested students to begin the application process in the Fall of their junior year. Applications go through several drafts and are submitted to a Campus Review Committee before being sent to a Fulbright National Screening Committee for consideration.

To learn more, visit the Fulbright Program for Students website. To begin the process of preparing to apply, please contact Dr. Mark Madigan at or (585)389-2643.

U.S. Scholar Program (for current faculty and staff)

There are five Fulbright short term and long term programs available for faculty and professionals which include:

  • Traditional Fulbright Scholars Program
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist Program
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
  • Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
  • Fulbright German Studies Seminars

Faculty and professionals who are interested in applying must be U.S. citizens with a PHD or equivalent professional/terminal degree and must have college or university teaching experience. Programs are available for research, lectures or both. Foreign language proficiency may be necessary depending on the program. Applicants will need to submit a project statement, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. A letter of invitation may be necessary. Application deadlines vary for each program.

To learn more about the available programs and to begin the application process, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website.

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