Fulbright Fellowships

If you are interested in traveling abroad for study or research in 2020-2021, plan to attend a Fulbright information session. There are two Fulbright programs available. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is for all graduating seniors and graduate students in all fields and is administered for the U.S. Department of State by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The next competition will be for the 2020-2021 cycle. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program is for doctoral candidates in foreign language or area studies to conduct dissertation research, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (USEd). The next competition will be for the 2020-2021 cycle, pending funding availability.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions (lunch will be provided):

Thursday, January 16
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Kaplan 348
January 16th RSVP
Thursday, January 30
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Kaplan 348
January 30th RSVP
Tuesday, February 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Bunche 6275
February 11th RSVP
Thursday, February 27
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Boyer 130
February 27th RSVP
Wednesday, March 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Young Research Library 11348
March 11th RSVP
Tuesday, March 31
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Boyer 159
March 31st RSVP
Wednesday, April 22
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Boyer 130
April 22nd RSVP
Thursday, May 21
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Boyer 130
May 21st RSVP

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Sessions (click the link to RSVP; food will be provided):

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Writing Workshops:


Fulbright-Hays DDRA Pre-Application Webinar:

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Writing Workshop:

  • TBD

Fulbright U.S. Student
Program Applicants

Basic Requirements

  • must be a U.S. citizen at time of application
  • hold a BA degree or equivalent before the award begins
  • good health

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: TBA
    • Fulbright Application Portal is open for registration
  • Statement Deadline (optional): August 3, 2020
  • Campus Deadline: September 3, 2020
    • We strongly recommend applying through UCLA
    • Submit your application on the Fulbright Application Portal and turn in the application checklist with the consent to publish form
    • All application components must be submitted to be eligible for the campus interview
  • Campus Interviews- September 21 to September 25
    • Campus interviews usually lasts around 20 minutes
    • A campus committee evaluation form will be filled out for each student who participates in an interview
  • Final Campus Deadline: TBA
    • This is the last and final deadline for those who participated in the campus interviews
    • You must submit your application one more time on the Fulbright Application Portal
  • National Deadline: TBA

Helpful Resources and Links

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Application Checklist and Consent to Publish Form

  • Both forms must be filled out and returned Graduate Division’s Fellowship and Financial Services by the campus deadline
  • Either email to uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu or bring the forms to 1228 Murphy Hall by the campus deadline

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Application Tips

  • General information and tips for each section in the Fulbright application
  • Can only be viewed by the UCLA community

Fulbright U.S. Recommended Timeline

  • Recommended timeline to help with the application process

Fulbright U.S. Student Program E-Application

Fulbright U.S. Student Program website

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recent Awardee Profiles

You may come to Graduate Division’s Fellowship and Financial Services Office at 1228 Murphy Hall to view the following samples:

  • Project Proposals
  • Personal Statements
  • Affiliation letters

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Coordinator at UCLA

Shannon Yu
Fellowships and Financial Services
1228 Murphy Hall
(310) 825-3623

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Fulbright-Hays DDRA Applicants

Basic Requirements

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at time of application
  • be advanced to doctoral candidacy before your award begins
  • be prepared to conduct dissertation research in modern languages and area studies; projects should deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in US curricula. Projects in the US and its territories will not be considered. Western Europe is possible only with connection to a country of another region.
  • be proficient in the language(s) necessary to carry out your research
  • planning a teaching career in the U.S. upon completion of doctoral program
  • There is a competitive preference for research projects conducted in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health, or economics.


  • TBA for 2020 (expected early winter)
  • TBA for 2020

Fulbright-Hays Ineligible Countries

Fulbright-Hays Checklist
List of required documents for submitting a complete application to the Fulbright Campus Coordinator.

Fulbright-Hays Application Tips
General information and tips for each section in the Fulbright application. Can only be viewed by the UCLA community.

Fulbright-Hays G5 Application Submission Overview
Overview for starting the Fulbright-Hays application.

Fulbright-Hays Scoring Criteria Packet
Can only be viewed by the UCLA community.

For inclusion in the campus review, please submit your application, project narrative, bibliography, and CV by the Campus Application Deadline. Revisions, official transcripts, language references, faculty references, and letters of affiliation must be submitted by the Final Campus Deadline.

Fulbright-Hays E-application
Please note that the e-application website is only available for limited periods. Please reference the maintenance schedule on the e-application website.

Grant period: October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2022

Fulbright-Hays Current Awardee Profiles

Fulbright-Hays website

You may schedule an appointment to view the following samples:

  • Project Descriptions
  • Bibliography
  • Letters of Affiliation

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Campus Coordinator at UCLA

Dr. Ross Fenimore
Fellowships and Financial Services
1228 Murphy Hall
(310) 825-3521