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Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Fulbright Grant competition opens

International Study, Research and Teaching Assistantship grants now available

May 1, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Applications for the 2006-2007 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition are now available. The program is sponsored by the Institute of International Education (IIE), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program must be U.S. citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meet the basic eligibility requirement. Professional applicants lacking a degree, but with extensive professional study and/or experience in the field in which they wish to pursue a project, may also be considered. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program does not require applicants to be currently enrolled in a college or university. Applications from young professionals interested in an international experience are also encouraged.

For more information, applicants should visit the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Web site at Students currently enrolled at Indiana University should contact the campus Fulbright Program adviser, Rose Vondrasek, Franklin 315, by phone at 812-855-7557 or by e-mail at for application forms and further information. Applications must be submitted in full to Rose Vondrasek by the campus closing date of September 16, 2005, in order to be received by IIE by the October 21, 2005, national deadline.

For more than 58 years, the U.S. Government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research and teach in other nations. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

The U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,100 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident insurance and full or partial tuition. Fulbright travel-only grants are also availabale to limited countries.

About the Fulbright Program:

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 260,000 participants worldwide with the opportunity to observe each others' political, economic and cultural institutions, exchanage ideas and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants. In the past 58 years, 98,000 Americans have benefited from the Fulbright experience.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Financial support is provided by an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State and by participating governments and by host institutions in the United States and abroad. The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board formulates policy guidelines and make the final selection of all grantees.

About the Institute of International Education:

The Institute of International Education administers and coordinates the activities relevant to the U.S. Student Program, including an annual competition for the scholarships.