|Initial Bowdoin Deadline:||September 13, 2013 at noon (Includes References and Evaluations)
|Campus Interview:||September 17 - 20 and 23 - 26, 2013|
|Final Bowdoin Deadline:||October 10, 2013 (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 5,250 applications for Study/Research grants and made just over 700 awards (approximately a 14% funding rate) 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 applications. 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:
David Bernstein '13
An economics major and anthropology minor with plans to become a physician, David will enroll as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Luxembourg, where he will earn a master's degree in entrepreneurship and innovation with a biotechnology focus. In addition to his coursework, Bernstein will use his experience gained playing collegiate baseball at Bowdoin to strengthen the presence and appreciation of “America’s pastime” in his host country. The master degree will allow David to gain valuable business knowledge that will be beneficial to his long-term goal of marrying medicine with business. When he returns from Luxembourg, Bernstein will earn M.D./M.B.A through the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s joint-degree program.
Kacey Berry '13
A neuroscience major and a history minor from Berkeley, California, Kacey is thrilled to pursue research at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology just outside of Munich. There, she will work in a sensory neurogenetics lab that uses fruit flies to investigate how and why we respond to sensory stimuli in the ways that we do. In addition to lab work, Kacey hopes to build on the language skills she began to develop through two semesters of German at Bowdoin. A four-year member of Bowdoin’s Improvabilities and an avid theater participant for much of her life, Kacey also anticipates exploring Munich’s performing arts scene. Though not opposed to getting “distracted” along the way when other adventures arise, Kacey would like to pursue a PhD in the neuroscience in the years following her Fulbright experience. (Read More)