Fulbright Grants for Study/Research

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.

Intent to Submit:
August 15, 2023
Initial Bowdoin Deadline:
August 25, 2023 (noon)
(Includes References and Evaluations)
Campus Interview:
September 4 - 22, 2023
Final Bowdoin Deadline:
October 1, 2023 (5:00 p.m.)
Fulbright Submission Deadline:
October 10, 2023 (5:00 p.m.)
Campus Contact:
Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research
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Please be reminded that Bowdoin’s Honor Code applies to the fellowship application process.