The United States Congress, with the aid of Senator J. William Fulbright created the Fulbright program in 1946 following the end of WWII. The purpose of the Fulbright Awards Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills, and to provide U.S. students with the opportunity for professional development and international experience.
Prior to making an appointment with Lauren Tuckley, the Fulbright Program Advisers (email@example.com), applicants should read both this website carefully and make themselves familiar with the Fulbright US Student Program website.
- Requirements for application
- Review process, the Interview and Essay Questions
- Frequently asked questions
- Getting Started on the Fulbright-- A How-To Guide
- Friday Fulbright Emails (all your important summer guidelines)
Deadlines: Fulbright applications are due on campus over a year before the actual grant commences, interested students should plan accordingly. Internal applications are now closed for the 2014-2015 year abroad.
For the 2015-2016 year abroad:
- Drafts Due: Early August 2014
For undergraduates, optional drafts of the project proposal and personal statement are due via email to Lauren Tuckley. Optional for graduate students. However, if graduate students and alumni wish to have their drafts read, they must meet this deadline as well.
- Internal Application Deadline for all undergraduates and graduate students: Early September 2014. No Georgetown applications will be accepted after this date. We will be unable to accommodate such requests due to our planned interview schedule.
- Campus Fulbright Committee interviews: Last week of September- First week of October 2014
- External Application Deadline: Mid-October 2014
Announcements for the Office of Fellowships and Awards
- Georgetown University Named a Top Producer of Fulbrighters in the US Student Program!
A recent article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Georgetown University was named a Top Producer of Fulbright applicants for the 2012-2013 cycle.
- National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge PhD Scholars Program
A fully funded program that allows top science students to receive their doctorate from the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge at an accelerated pace.
- USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship
The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.