|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||September 19, 2012 at noon (Includes References and Evaluations)
|Campus Interview:||September 24, 25, and 27; October 1 and 2, 2012 (anticipated)|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||October 15, 2012 (noon)
|Campus Contact:||Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research|
*Information derived from http://us.fulbrightonline.org
Resources for Fulbright Applicants:
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills. U.S. Student Fulbright Study/Research Grants (also referred to as Full Grants) are the traditional Fulbright awards and offer the greatest flexibility. The majority of grant awards are designed to conduct study and/or research in one country for an academic year. Applicants for these grants design their own projects, secure an affiliation in the host country at the time of application, and typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Projects may include university coursework, independent library, lab or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country. Proposals are evaluated based upon the extent to which the candidate and the project might help advance the program’s aim of mutual understanding between nations. In the last application cycle, Fulbright received approximately 5,500 applications for Study/Research grants and made just over 1000 awards to over 140 nations.
Fulbright Study/Research grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident coverage; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.
For complete details please visit the "Eligibility" portion of the Fulbright website.
Bowdoin’s Initial Application Process.
By the “Initial Bowdoin Deadline” (see above), you must:
Parts B - E
|Online Application Pages 1 to 5
|Online Application Page 6
||Statement of Grant Purpose (two typed, single-spaced page). Please see "" on the Fulbright website for guidance and formatting instructions.|
|Online Application Pages 7 and 8
||Letters of Affiliation**. Please read "" section on the on the " " page of Fulbright website for further information and instructions.|
|Online Application Page 9
||Personal Statement (one typed, single-spaced page). Please see " " on the Fulbright website for guidance and formatting instructions.|
|Online Application Page 10
||Language Self Evaluation**. (Form 7)
|Online Application Page 11
||Critical Language Enhancement Award Supplementary Form** (Form 7A). Will follow Personal Statement, if applicant answers "yes" to Preliminary Question #4.|
|Form 11**||Creative and Performing Arts Supplementary Materials Form** (will follow pages listed above, if applicant answers 'yes' to Preliminary Question #5)|
|Online Application Pages 12-14||Transcript(s). Uploads of unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.Please see "" on the Fulbright website for detailed instructions.
Part F (References and Evaluation)
**Indicates "if applicable"
Bowdoin is required to rate all Bowdoin applicants (scale is from 1 - 4; 1 = exceptional, 4 = not recommended); this is accomplished through a brief interview. If all of the above materials are submitted on time, you will be scheduled for a campus interview. Once the interview is complete, it is your responsibility to continue revising your application in preparation for the final submission (see "Final Bowdoin deadline" above).
Materials for Final Application.
By the "Final Bowdoin Deadline" (see above) applicants must electronically submit their completed Fulbright application. Please note that the "Final Bowdoin Deadline" is several days earlier than the submission deadline posted on the Fulbright website to allow the Office of Student Fellowships and Research the needed time to process your application before releasing it to Fulbright. Without exception, Bowdoin students are expected to meet the "Final Bowdoin Deadline." A complete Fulbright Study/Research Grant application includes:
Sara Powers '11
A neuroscience and French double major, Sara will expand upon her research experiences at Bowdoin by conducting independent neuroscience research at the University of Rennes in Rennes, France. Her work will examine the role that estrogen plays in adult neurogenesis in zebrafish. Outside of the lab, Sara will take courses at the university in molecular biology and volunteer at a local hospital. Sara plans to attend medical school upon her return. (Read more)
Jamil Wyne '08
Drawing on his Arabic language skills and experience in the Middle East's development sector, Wyne will work with an organization providing financial and technical assistance to entrepreneurs to study the challenges young Syrian entrepreneurs face and how those obstacles can be overcome. After completing his Fulbright, Wyne hopes to delve further into the field of economic and social development in the Arab world and emerging markets and ultimately to enroll in a joint M.B.A./M.P.A. program. (Read more)
For a comprehensive list of Bowdoin fellowship winners, click here.