Fulbright Fellowships

Fubright IIE Top Producers BadgeIf you are interested in traveling abroad for study or research in 2022-2023/2023-24, 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 2023-2024 cycle. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program enables doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research in modern foreign languages and area studies, and is administered by the U.S. Department of Education (DoED). The next competition will be for the 2022-2023/24 cycle.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Recent Awardee Profiles

Basic Requirements

Basic Requirements

  • must be a U.S. citizen at time of application
  • hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent before the start of the grant period
  • some countries have a minimum language proficiency requirement

Ineligibility

  • anyone who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the national application deadline
  • anyone who currently holds or will hold a doctorate degree by the national application deadline
  • in some cases, it may not be feasible for a dual national to participate in a Fulbright program in the country of their other nationality due to host country law or policy

View additional eligibility requirements. Additionally, please be sure to check the country award page for any additional eligibility criteria and/or special instructions.

Information Session & Workshops

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Sessions:

The 2023-24 application cycle of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is now live. It is highly recommended that you attend an information session in order to become familiar with the Fulbright US Student Program and the campus application procedure. Below are the dates for upcoming information sessions which will be held via Zoom.

Please complete this form to receive the Zoom invite. 

  • July 14th, 12-1PM (Thursday)
  • July 21st, 10-11AM (Thursday)
  • July 27th, 12-1PM (Wednesday)

If you are unable to make any of these dates, feel free to select the mailing list option in the form to be notified of future sessions.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Writing Workshops:

Thursday, May 12th, 12:15-1:30PM: Writing the Fulbright US Fellowship Application

Monday, July 11th, 11AM-12:15PM: Writing the Fulbright US Fellowship Application

This workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Please enter your information on this interest form if you would like to receive the Zoom link.

This workshop is hosted by the UCLA Graduate Writing Center (GWC) and will cover strategies for writing the Fulbright U.S. fellowship application. We will discuss the structure and content of key documents using examples. We will address writing tips for fellowship applications as well as specific advice for this Fulbright fellowship.

Important Dates

Important Dates


Application Opens: March 31

  • Fulbright Application Portal is open for registration. Please navigate to “Applicants”>”Fulbright Online Application” on the official Fulbright page to start an application.
    • To apply through UCLA, you must select UCLA in the “Country & Award Selection” section of the application

Statement Deadline (optional): August 2 at 4:00 PM PT

  • This optional deadline is an opportunity to receive written feedback from faculty on your statements
  • Required action(s):

Campus Interview Deadline: September 1 at 4:00 PM PT

  • All application components must be submitted on the Fulbright portal by this deadline in order to be eligible for the campus interview
  • Required action(s):
    • Submit your application on the Fulbright Application Portal (make sure you selected UCLA as the institution in the “Country & Award Selection” section)
    • Submit the Application Checklist and Consent to Publish form (under “Forms”) to uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu

Campus Interviews: September 26-30

  • Campus interviews for the 2023-24 cycle will be held through Zoom
  • A campus committee evaluation form will be filled out for each student who participates in an interview
  • After the campus interview, applications will be rereleased for last minute changes

Campus Deadline: October 10, 4:00 PM PT

  • This is the last and final deadline to submit for those who participated in a campus interview
  • Required action(s):
    • You must submit your application one more time on the Fulbright Application Portal

National Deadline: October 11, 5:00 PM ET

  • All applicants, regardless of whether applying at large or through campus, must submit applications by this deadline. No exceptions.
  • Required action(s):
    • You must submit your application on the Fulbright Application Portal

Forms

Fulbright U.S. Student Program E-Application

  • Create an application on the official Fulbright US site
    • To apply through UCLA, select UCLA as the institution in the “Country & Award Selection” section

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

 

Links & Resources

Application Links

Application Tips

IIE Webinars

Fellowship Proposal Resources

You may request for access to view online samples or schedule an appointment to view the following samples at 1228 Murphy Hall:

  • Project Proposals
  • Personal Statements
  • Affiliation letters

 

Contact

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Campus Coordinator at UCLA

UCLA Fellowships
Fellowships and Financial Services
1228 Murphy Hall
(310) 825-1025
uclafellowship@grad.ucla.edu


Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program

Fulbright-Hays Current Awardee Profiles

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Interest Survey:

The FY2022 DDRA application cycle opened February 2, 2022. The research window for proposals will likely be October 1, 2022 – March 31, 2024. Students propose between 6 and 12 months of research. Read about UCLA’s terrific success with the program in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Please complete this short online survey to indicate your interest in the program. The coordinator will follow-up with an email and place you on the application cycle email list. The Department of Education delegates authority for first-round review to the UCLA Graduate Division. Students must apply by the UCLA institutional deadline–this is earlier than the published DoED application deadline. Students may add the Slack channel for updates as well: #fulbright-hays-ddra.

Notice on COVID-19: The US Department of Education, in consultation with CDC guidance, has reopened research in most countries. Entry approval depends on US Embassy and/or Fulbright Commission clearance from the research country.

Basic Requirements

Basic Requirements

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at time of application
  • be advanced to doctoral candidacy before your award begins, but you may apply prior to advancing
  • 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, though only with connection to a country of another region.
  • be proficient in the language(s) necessary to carry out your research (native speakers will not receive points; heritage speakers may receive up to 10 points)
  • planning a career in the U.S. upon completion of doctoral program in university teaching or a position related to the research
  • 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.
  • there is a competitive preference for languages utilized that are not Spanish, French or German

Information Session & Workshops

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Application Webinar:

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Writing Workshop:

  • TBD

Important Dates

Deadline(s)

  • March 7, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time: Deadline for draft of select application materials (proposal bibliography, CV, transcripts) to the Graduate Division.
  • March 30, 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time: Final Campus Deadline for students. Late or incomplete applications will be disqualified. No exceptions.
  • The published final DoED DDRA deadline of April 6, 2022 applies to the institution, NOT STUDENT APPLICANTS. References must be uploaded to G5 by the campus deadline.

Links & Resources

Application Links

Internal review by the UCLA Graduate Division is required for applicants to be nominated to the Department of Education for consideration. Students may not apply without Graduate Division endorsement. Revisions to materials, transcripts, language references, faculty references, and letters of affiliation must be submitted to G5 (application website) by the Final Campus Deadline or the application will be deemed ineligible and disqualified.

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.

Fulbright-Hays website

Application Guidelines and Tips

Fulbright-Hays Ineligible Countries

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.

You may request for access to view online samples or schedule an appointment to view the following samples at 1228 Murphy Hall:

  • Project Descriptions
  • Bibliography
  • Letters of Affiliation

Contact

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Campus Coordinator at UCLA

Dr. Ross Fenimore
Fellowships and Financial Services
1228 Murphy Hall
(310) 825-3521
rfenimore@grad.ucla.edu

 


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