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Welcome to the Fulbright Page of the USF Office of Graduate Studies

This page provides information and links that describe various aspects of the Fulbright Scholarship Program.  This is a very diverse program with many types of opportunities so it is very important to understand all of the requirements for the Fulbright program that interests you.  It is especially critical to pay close attention to due dates for any documents and to understand the correct submission process for any of the applications.  In many cases, the applications must be approved and submitted through either the USF Office of Graduate Studies or the Office of Sponsored Research.  The preparation of application typically requires a number of months and may also require IRB approval if human subjects are involved.  The Office of Graduate Studies will make announcements as specific award completions are announced and will work with students and faculty during the submission process.  Check back on this page for updated information. 

For International Students Granted a Fulbright Scholarship

If you have been granted a Fulbright scholarship, and have accepted admissions at USF, and need information on the next steps to follow regarding your arrival at USF, please contact;

International Services Office (immigration and services at USF)
Kelly Hall, Associate Director
(813) 974-9881

Fulbright Program Opportunities for Foreign Students

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program offers opportunities for foreign students to study, do research, and/or teach their native language in the U.S. Learn More:

Fulbright Program Opportunities for American Students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).  While abroad, Fulbright U.S. students are supported by Fulbright Commissions and/or U.S. Embassies.  The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in each country.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for American students to study, do research, and/or teach English abroad.  Learn More:

USF contact Lauren Chambers (

Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

Information of Submitting and Application for the 2011 Funding Cycle

This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition.  ALL APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETED ONLINE AND MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.  See:

Typical Time Lines
Competitions are typically announced in late September and applications must be completed and submitted to the USF Office of Graduate Studies by end of October for submission to the Dept. Education by November.  The Office of Graduate Studies will make an announcement of dates as soon as they become available and schedule a workshop for all interested students.  ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM SHOULD BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE AWARD AND THE AWARD PROCESS.  Students must have reached doctoral candidacy prior to the start of the award. 

Eligible Applicants
Institutions of higher education in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. Students must apply through their institutions.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she meets all of the following criteria:

Duration of the Grant
Students may propose research for six to 12 months. This fellowship may not be renewed.

Terms and Conditions
A fellow shall:

Reporting Requirements
A final report is due from each fellow 90 days after the end of the grant period. Students should contact their institution’s project director for electronic reporting instructions.

Expenses Covered by the Award

For More Information
E-mail questions to or visit the IEPS Web site at for information, including: application deadline, application package, previous fellowships, technical assistance, and program statute and regulations.

About IEPS Overseas Programs
Under the Fulbright-Hays Act, IEPS administers four overseas programs that provide a variety of grants to individuals and institutions of higher education for projects in foreign languages and area studies.

These include:

If you would like more information about Fulbright-Hays programs, please visit the IEPS Web site at