What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

Internal Deadline:

September 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM 

Contact the Office of Fellowships for support at least one month before this deadline.

In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright program offers a one-year grant to pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. Beyond their grant work, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction between the grantee and their host community, fostering an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs. To learn about the program overall and specific types of grants, watch these brief tutorials. For a range of info sessions and live webinars, register here

Award Details

For Recommenders

Recommendation content and format differs depending upon the Fulbright grant to which the student is applying (ETA or research/study grant). Recommenders will receive a link from the Fulbright Online Application portal in response to an email generated by the applicant. Staff from the Office of Fellowships can access your letter once uploaded in the portal. Recommendations are due by the AC internal deadline of September 12, 2023 so that the campus committees may review them before the applicant is interviewed. Details regarding the type of recommendation required and formatting guidelines are provided and can be viewed by clicking the appropriate drop-down option below. 

If, after submitting a recommendation letter in the Fulbright online portal, the writer needs to edit the letter, they should email fbstudentsupport@iie.org and include the applicant's name with the request for the letter to be unsubmitted. Neither the applicant nor the fellowship advisor may make this request. Fulbright will respond by sending a link where the writer can upload the updated version. After the national deadline, however, no modifications can be made.

Have questions? Please contact us.

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships
212 Converse Hall


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Mailing Address: AC #2214, PO Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002