Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge, and skills. It is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research in more than 140 countries worldwide.
The Office of International Affairs provides comprehensive support to Ohio State graduate students interested in pursuing a Fulbright. Graduate students applying for the FY2023-2024 grant cycle must register their intent to apply for Fulbright by completing the Fulbright Interest Registration Form to be sent to Laura Pearce.
FY 2024-2025 Competition Deadlines
The Office of International Affairs offers information and workshop sessions for graduate student applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. These sessions have been designed to help students with the entire writing process, from brainstorming through to final drafts. All workshops will have sessions on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. and Fridays at 12:00 noon. Sessions will be recorded and uploaded to Carmen for those unable to attend.
Choosing Your Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award
How do you determine the Fulbright U.S. Student Program award that is best for you? In this information session, we will go over eligibility, types of awards, and how to read the posted award description to determine if you fit the criteria and if it will help you achieve your goals.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Affiliations and Recommendations
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program requires three recommendations as part of any application, and a strong affiliation with a host institution for Open Study/Research applicants. In this session, we will discuss how to best develop these relationships and the different requirements for these crucial supporting documents.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Statement of Grant Purpose Workshop
The Statement of Grant Purpose forms the core argument of why your project should receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award. In this workshop, we will discuss the requirements, formatting, and topics to include, helping you to develop your Statement of Grant Purpose through brainstorming and a review of samples.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Personal Statement Workshop
The Personal Statement is a key component of your Fulbright U.S. Student Program application. In this workshop, you will learn different strategies for approaching the statement, what to include, what not to include, and complete outlining and sample review exercises.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Host Country Engagement
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is both an education and a diplomatic program. As part of your application, you will need to show your plans for meaningful involvement with your host community. This information session will provide samples of host country engagement projects and outline how to address host country engagement throughout your application.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Experience and Short Essays
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program contains multiple short answer essays and various fields for filling in your experience in lieu of a formal CV. In this session, we will discuss how to approach each of these sections to include the most crucial information.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Preparing for your Campus Committee Interview
The Campus Committee Interview is an opportunity to meet with Ohio State faculty with Fulbright experience to gain feedback on your Fulbright application. This information session will prepare you to take full advantage of the Campus Committee Interview to strengthen your application.
If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in any of these sessions, please contact Laura Pearce. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.