Fulbright Proposals


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The deadline for Fulbright Core applications for is generally around August 1st.

Awards and are open to applicants from all disciplines and at all ranks.

For information about awards offered in specific disciplines or areas of the world and about the application, see their archived WebinarsThe Fulbright Scholar Application and Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

Additional tips:

  • Allow ample time for the application process.
  • Study the application guidelines carefully, especially the:
    • Project Description outline (Lecturing or Research)
    • Review Criteria
    • Reminder List Follow all instructions! Read the Tips for Applying.
  • Make the Project Statement the focus of your efforts (should be free of jargon). Ensure that your CV and Publications  List reinforce your project statement. Choose references who can attest to your abilities related to this project.
  • Collect information on the host county and institution-begin making arrangements  NOW. Remember  that your professional  qualifications  are reviewed in the context of your career stage. Tell a story about your career.
  • Call the appropriate CIES program officer with any questions (see award description for name, phone, email).
  • Include a research or curriculum-development component and express a willingness to lecture. Answer these questions:
    • Why this particular award/country?
    • What will you do?
    • Why you?
    • How will you do it?
    • Why are you able to do it?
    • What preparations have you made?
    • What can you contribute (to the host country, host institution,  your discipline)?

Peer review is conducted by a panel of scholars (often Fulbright alums) with extensive experience in the region of your award-it may be a single country, a few countries, or a larger region, depending on the number of awards offered and the number of applications  received. Each regional panel includes scholars chosen to provide balance in terms of discipline, based on the awards offered and the actual proposals submitted. Specialist reviews are sought from non­ panel members when necessary. Panels recommend more proposals than there are awards; final decisions are made by the Fulbright commissions in the respective countries (or US embassies in countries with no commissions).

(Adapted from the Fulbright guidelines)

This website is maintained by the Dean for Faculty Development at the College of Wooster. Contact me if you have questions or suggestions. Dr. Christa Craven: ccraven@wooster.edu