Hello, and thanks for your interest in the Fulbright Program.
In recent years Dickinson students have achieved notable success in being selected as Fulbright scholars, and Dickinson has been recognized as a Top Fulbright School seven times in the past ten years.
All Fulbright programs are looking to send "cultural ambassadors" overseas. The emphasis is on mutual understanding - as a Fulbright scholar you are there to learn from peoples of other countries, and they are interested to learn about the US from you. That idea is central to the Fulbright organization.
Dickinson students most frequently pursue two types of Fulbright awards - an English Teaching Award (ETA) or a Research/Open Study Award.
- The ETA is for teaching English, usually at the primary or secondary level, in a host country.
- A Research/Open Study Award is for conducting an individual research project, in some countries in conjunction with graduate study.
On your language skills. Each country has different expectations of the level of fluency necessary for applicants. You should read through the country summaries to identify countries that are a good fit for your language skills. Fulbright also offers support to learn some languages (Arabic for example) with a Critical Language Enhancement Award.
On choosing a host country Country/Regional. Competition competitiveness may play a role in your final decision, but overall you should choose the country that best suits your project and in which provides the resources necessary for its successful completion. The selection committees are looking for applicants who have specific reasons for applying to go to a country and who have determined that the project is doable in terms of time and preparedness of the applicant.
If you are interested in applying for a Fulbright fellowship, please contact the Fulbright Program Advisers (FPAs) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to apply for a Fulbright, Dickinson students must contact the FPAs by the end of April.
Dickinson Fulbright Application Schedule:
Apr. 26 Preliminary Screening/Interest Form for Fulbright (Class of 2020 + alumni)
Apr. 30 Personal Statement Writing Workshop (if you're on campus)
Jun. 15 Preliminary Statement of Grant Purpose (SGP), Personal Statement (PS), and a curriculum vitae/resume
Jul. 15 Revised SGP and PS, create Slate application, submit names of prospective references, if pursuing research application: affiliation organization and name of faculty in discipline with whom you are consulting about research methods
Aug. 15 Revised SGP, PS
Sept. 1 Preliminary applications are due
Sept. 9-Sept. 20 Campus interviews
Sept. 27 Dickinson's deadline - all application materials and references should be submitted in Slate by 12noon