Fulbright U.S. Student Program for International Research

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICE – 2403 Marie Mount Hall – www.scholarships.umd.edu

Francis DuVinage, Director – Leslie Brice, Assistant Director


Are you a graduate student interested in conducting research abroad for the 2020-21 academic year?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Fulbright awards are designed to give recent and current master’s students, as well as PhD students, opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment, and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. The Fulbright program provides over 1800 awards annually in over 155 countries. You will find below some brief introductory information about the Fulbright award. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html


Final Fulbright Information Sessions

Please rsvp to fulbright@umd.edu. If you are interested and unable to attend, please contact Leslie Brice at the same address.


Monday, November 5, 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 6, 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7, 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Thursday, November 8, 12:30  – 1:00 pm

Friday, November 9, 10:00 – 10:30 am

Monday, November 12, 11:00 – 11:30 am

Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 – 10:30 am


U.S. Citizens – Master’s and PhD students. Note that PhD students should be at or approaching candidacy and can apply up to the time of graduation (to use as a post-doc) but not after. The program also welcomes applications from recent graduates with a master’s degree. This is an opportunity for alumni to turn knowledge gained through professional experience into exciting international research projects. This can be a great step toward PhD level study or for transitioning to a new career phase.


Round-trip transportation, living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; and dependent support. Depending on the country, you may also receive modest funds for book and research allowances, tuition, and language or orientation courses.

Grant Duration

Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

Campus Deadline

The UMCP campus deadline is September 1, 2019. There is a lot to do in putting together a successful Fulbright proposal. Our successful applicants start by late spring/early summer.

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