Visit our Catalog of Awards for details of over 400 awards offered across 130 countries. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2021. Please note that U.S. citizenship is required. Join a webinar this month to learn more about Fulbright opportunities around the world.
Please join us in one of the following live webinars in July 2021:
- July 9: Meet the New Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassadors
- July 13: Fulbright U. S Scholar Opportunities in Colombia: Alumni Panel
- July 14: Spotlight on Mexico: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities
- July 16: Fulbright Alumni Hour: Postdoctoral Experiences
- July 28: Global Hidden Gems
Can’t join us live? All webinars are recorded and archived on our website. To view more upcoming and archived webinars, visit our Webinar Schedule. (Note that any times listed for webinars or other live resource events are in U.S. Eastern standard time.)
Letters of Invitation: What You Need to Know
For many awards, the first step towards a successful Fulbright U.S. Scholar application is seeking a letter of invitation. So, what is a letter of invitation, and how do you obtain one? Do you always need one? (Answer: sometimes, but not always!) Visit our latest blog post to learn more about the important component of the U.S. Scholar application. Here you will also find a helpful video featuring Catherine Matto, our Application and Selection Lead, with guidance on letters of invitation.
Remember the resources available to guide you through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar application process!
Jason Reblando, U.S. Scholar to the Philippines, 2014
At this point in the year, many U.S. scholars have begun their applications… but what if you have questions? Note the resources available to guide you through the process at cies.org, including detailed application instructions and the application section of our site, which includes a complete list of required materials and more pointed guidance for all components. We invite you to take advantage of these resources for a strong application!
Interested to apply but still choosing an award?
Join us for Global Hidden Gems!
Nathaniel Wheelwright, U.S. to Colombia, 2018
There are over 400 awards available for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition. Some of them are widely known, but others may not garner as much attention. Join our Global Hidden Gems webinar on Wednesday July 28, 2-3 pm, to hear more about awards considered by Program Staff to be the “hidden gems” of the competition. Our speakers will demystify award requirements, share tips for applying, and answer applicant questions.