Twenty-six ASU students won Fulbright scholarships in 2013, ranking ASU third in the nation, tied with Princeton and Rutgers, for the number of student Fulbright award winners. As a percentage of the number of students who apply and the number of students accepted, ASU outranked schools such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Northwestern, with 44 percent of all ASU Fulbright applicants receiving the award.
The Fulbright Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools abroad.
The Fulbright Program is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Visit the official Fulbright Program website, which includes information about application requirements, application opening dates, eligibility and deadlines. ASU is among the top three research universities for Fulbright awards.
Fulbright Student Scholarships and Fellowships
If you would like to spend your next academic year overseas studying, researching or teaching English, the Fulbright Fellowship might be the program for you. The Fulbright is the nation’s flagship foreign exchange program for graduate students and seniors who will have earned their bachelor’s degree by May. Applicants must be U.S. citizens with solid GPAs.
ASU’s Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement offers multiple Fulbright information sessions during the spring semester. The sessions provide students with an overview of the Fulbright Fellowship, a sense of ASU’s application process and a chance to ask questions. To assist in developing highly competitive applications, ASU offers advising to students who are applying for Fulbright Programs. We recommend that you begin preparing at least two months prior to the application deadline.
To learn more about Fulbright programs and to determine which program is right for you, please review the following, then contact ASU Fulbright advisor, Janet Burke, associate dean and director of the Lorraine W. Frank Office of National Scholarship Advisement.
Types of grants
Factors in selection
Completion statistics by country
Fulbright resources and events
Previous ASU Fulbright grantees
Faculty Fulbright Programs
The Fulbright program sends faculty and professionals from the U.S. overseas to lecture, conduct research or participate in seminars. The application deadline for most awards is Aug. 1, but some Fulbright awards have a rolling timeframe, so please search online for information on available awards for a particular competition. You can search by country, region or discipline. In recent years, dozens of ASU faculty members have received this prestigious award.
Fulbright awards are available from two months to an academic year and are often taken in conjunction with the research, development or sabbatical leave options available to ASU faculty and professionals. While foreign languages are needed in some countries, most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English.
Programs for U.S. scholars
Distinguished chairs program
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. For program-specific questions, contact the program officers assigned to each country or region.