Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Princeton University is among the Fulbright Top Producing Institutions for 2018-19, with fourteen graduate students receiving the highly competitive and prestigious grants to conduct research abroad. Congratulations to all of our recipients!
Application Cycle for the 2020-21 Fellowship Competition Opens April 1, 2019
Campus Deadline for Graduate Students
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
October 8, 2019
Predoctoral grants are administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for U.S. citizens who must pursue dissertation research in foreign countries with which the U.S. has diplomatic relations. Graduate students typically apply for the Research Grant. Most students apply for one country, although graduate students may propose a multi-country project, provided that the countries selected are within the same geographic region.
- U.S. citizen in good health
- Bachelor's degree but not Ph.D. by beginning date of the grant
- Proficiency in the language of the host country(ies) to which you are applying
- Preference for applicants who have received the majority of their education at
educational institutions in the U.S. (study abroad will not disqualify applicant).
Application Procedure for Graduate Student Applicants
Fulbright requires universities to conduct a campus screening process and evaluate all Fulbright applicants. The Graduate School works in collaboration with Fellowship Advising in the Office of International Programs to help students through the Fulbright application process. Interested graduate students please follow this link for information about the application process for graduate students. The first step in the process is to be in touch with Dr. Steve Gump, associate director of fellowship advising, to schedule a time to discuss your plans and review a draft of your project and personal statements. You may also contact Elaine Willey, assistant dean for academic administration in the Graduate School, for more details or consult IIE's website for detailed information and the online application.
Completed applications are evaluated by the Graduate School and the Fellowship Subcommittee.
A complete application includes:
- Fulbright online application form
- Statement of Grant Purpose (2 pages max.)
- the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of what you’re proposing
- Personal Statement (1 page narrative max.)
- Affiliation Letter
- Foreign Language Evaluation form
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)