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
- Fulbright Program Opportunities for Foreign Students
- Fulbright Program Opportunities for American Students
- Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
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
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html
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.
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:
- Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States.
- Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution.
- Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation.
- Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
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:
- Maintain satisfactory progress in the conduct of his or her research.
- Devote full time to research on the approved topic.
- Not engage in any gainful employment during the fellowship period.
- Remain a student in good standing at his or her institution.
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
- Travel expenses, including excess baggage to and from the residence of the fellow to the host country of research.
- Maintenance and dependent(s)’ allowances based on the cost of living in country or countries of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s).
- Project allowance for research related expenses such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses.
- Health and accident insurance premiums.
- An administrative fee of $100 to applicant institution.
For More Information
E-mail questions to email@example.com or visit the IEPS Web site at www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap 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.
- Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
- Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program
- Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
- Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program and Special Bilateral Projects
If you would like more information about Fulbright-Hays programs, please visit the IEPS Web site at www.ed.gov/ope/iegps.