Fellowships@Brown

Fulbright Student Fellowship

Deadline 08/25/2014
Eligibility Seniors and recent alumni (recent alumni can also apply at large)
Contact Linda Dunleavy
Website http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Description

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s premier scholarship program, enabling students to conduct research, study, or teach in over 140 countries around the world. Congress created the Fulbright Program in 1946 with the mission of fostering mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. There are two basic types of grants: Research Grants and Teaching Assistantships. Research Grants support individually designed projects, or university coursework in virtually all subject areas. Teaching Assistantships offer opportunities for grantees to teach English conversation and American culture in elementary, high school, or university classrooms.  View the English Teaching Assistantships countries  here. Applications may be made for one country and one type of award only.

Eligibility

U.S. citizens who will hold at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to undertaking the grant are eligible. Selection is based on the quality of the proposed project, the validity and feasibility of the propsed project, the academic and /or professional preparation of the applicant, the applicant's language skills, and personal qualifications. Preference is given to candidates who have not had prior opportunity for extended study or residence abroad, but such experience does not disqualify candidates. Study abroad experience in the country is not considered extended study or residence and in no way impacts a student's candidacy. 

Benefits

  • Fulbright Grants include 

Round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country and accident & sickness health benefits.

In some countries, grants may also include:

book and research allowances, mid-term enrichment activities, full or partial tuition, language study programs, pre-departure and in-country orientations

See country descriptions on the Fulbright US student program's website.

Applying

Applying for a Fulbright Grant

Fellowships in the U.K. and Ireland - A Guide for Students

 Brown's request for Reference - Instructions for Applicants

Information for Referees writing letters of recommendations

Fulbright ETA sample essays, Fulbright Study/Research Sample essays

As part of the Fulbright process, Fulbright requires that Brown and other universities conduct a review of the applications of all enrolled student candidates. Though the process is evaluative, all candidates who apply are sent forward to Fulbright. Brown convenes a committee of faculty and deans who review all applications. The campus committee both evaluates and offers guidance to students. After the committee review and interviews, students can make changes to their applications based on the committee's suggestions.

All applicants must submit a complete application to the Dean of the College Office by August 25, 2014, Brown's Campus Deadline. 

The complete application consists of the following documents

  • Application from Fulbright's site 
  • Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of affiliation (for research grants)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Transcript(s)
  • Language Evaluation (if required)

Applicants from the class of 2015 will apply through UFunds, Brown's online application system, while applicants from the class of 2014 will submit applications via email to Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu. Please note that no Brown candidate should submit their application through the Fulbright Embark site prior to Brown's committee review.

            *PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY*

INSTRUCTIONS for Applicants from the CLASS OF 2015

UPLOAD your completed application from the Fulbright site.  Save a PDF of the application and upload it to UFunds, Brown’s online application system.  DO NOT submit the application electronically through the Fulbright Embark site at this time.  UFunds will be available in early June for applicants from the class of 2015.

UPLOAD a PDF of your Statement of Grant Purpose to UFunds.

UPLOAD a PDF of your Personal Statement to UFunds.

UPLOAD the Letter of Affiliation from the host country to UFunds.  If the original letter is not in English, you must supply a translation of the letter.  The Letter of Affiliation is only required of those candidates applying for a Research Fulbright; it is not required for ETA applicants.  

UPLOAD your Official Transcript(s) to UFunds. To order an official transcript through Brown, please see the instructions on the Registrar’s website. We recommend that you order your transcript three weeks in advance of the campus deadline to give sufficient time to receive and upload to our online system by the August 25 campus deadline.  Transcript(s) should be sent to your primary address, or campus mail box if you are living on campus over the summer. 
You will also be responsible for uploading official transcripts from other institutions you have attended (both domestically and abroad).  If you have studied abroad for an entire year, then you need to supply the transcript from that school. We do not accept e-transcripts from Brown University. Please hold on to these transcripts as you will also be responsible for uploading them to Fulbrights Embark’s online application system by the National deadline in October. 

REGISTER YOUR THREE REFEREES on Fulbright's Embark online application system and Embark will generate an email to that individual. He or she will upload the reference to the Embark site by Brown's campus deadline.  For the internal deadline, we will retrieve the evaluation from the Embark site. Provide your referees with the Brown Request for a reference form. (see above)

REGISTER your Language Evaluator on Fulbright’s Embark online application system and Embark will generate an email to that individual.  He or she will upload the language evaluation form to the Embark site by Brown’s campus deadline of August 25.  For the internal deadline, we will retrieve the evaluation from the Embark site.The Language Evaluation Form is required for  countries where English is not the official language.

For Spanish language evaluations, those students seeking a language evaluation from our Hispanic Studies department have an extension to September 12 for this part of the application. Please contact the administrative assistant in Hispanic Studies to arrange an evaluation. 

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INSTRUCTIONS for Applicants from the CLASS OF 2014

As UFunds will not accommodate applicants who have graduated, those who have graduated in 2014 and chose to apply through Brown will need to submit their materials as instructed below.   Do not submit your application through the Fulbright Embark site at this time. 

SEND via email your completed application to Linda_Sutherland@brown.edu. You can save a PDF of the application to send as an email attachment.  Do NOT submit the application electronically through the Fulbright Embark site at this time.  Note: when completing your Fulbright application, you must list August 25 as the deadline when completing question #48 of the Fulbright online application on Embark

SEND via email the Statement of Grant Purpose (can be in WORD)

SEND via email the Personal Statement (can be in WORD)

SEND via email the Letter of Affiliation from your host country.  If the original letter is not in English, you must supply a translation of the letter.  The Letter of Affiliation is only required of those candidates applying for a Research Fulbright; it is not required for ETA applicants.  

REGISTER YOUR THREE REFEREES on Fulbright's Embark online application system and Embark will generate an email to that individual.  He or she will upload the reference to the Embark site by Brown's campus deadline.  Be sure to list August 25 as the deadline when completing question #48 of the Fulbright online application on Embark; this will ensure that the Embark system will communicate the correct deadline to your referees.  Provide your referees with the Brown Request for a reference form.
(The same person can write a letter of recommendation and the language evaluation but will need to use 2 different email addresses.) 

SEND copies of your official Brown University Transcript and, if applicable, transcripts from other institutions you have attended (both domestically and abroad), to Linda Sutherland.  If you have studied abroad for an entire year, then you need to supply the transcript from that school. Keep the original copy for your records as you will be responsible for uploading them to Fulbright's Embark online application system for the National deadline in October. 


REGISTER your Language Evaluator on Fulbright’s Embark online application system and Embark will generate an email to that individual.  He or she will upload the language evaluation form to the Embark site by Brown’s campus deadline of August 25.  For the internal deadline, we will retrieve the evaluation from the Embark site. 

For Spanish language evaluations, those students seeking a language evaluation from our Hispanic Studies department have an extension to September 12 for this part of the application. Please contact the administrative assistant in Hispanic Studies to arrange an evaluation. 

The Language Evaluation Form is required for many countries where English is not the official language.  Be sure to list August 25 as the deadline when completing question #48 of the Fulbright online application on Embark; this will ensure that the Embark system will communicate the correct deadline to your language evaluator.  


Linda Sutherland, Program Coordinator for Fellowships
Brown University
Office of the Dean of the College
University Hall, Suite 213
1 Prospect Street, box 1828
Providence, RI 02912

Recipients

2013-2014
David Adler, '14 (Mexico)
Zachary Bleckner, '13 (Brazil)
Avilash Cramer, '14 (India)
Reva Dhingra, '14 (Jordan)
Sarah Domenick, '14 (France)
Thomas Finley, '14 (Germany)
Meia Geddes, '14 (South Africa)
Lisa Goddard, '14 (Taiwan)
Hannah Graham, '14 (Japan)
Liliana Gutmann-McKenzie, '14 (Mexico)
Raghavendra Kamalesh, '14 (Germany)
Amanda Labora, '13 (Mexico)
Emma Lamothe, '14 (Spain)
Jesse McGleughlin, '14 (South Africa)
Rie Ohta, '14 (Malaysia)
Emma Ramadan, '13 (Morocco)
Devon Reynolds, '14 (Brazil)
Jeremy Shar, '14 (Chile)
Maya Sikand, '13 (India)
Lindsay Sovern, '14 (Russia)
Marie Tanaka, '13 (Andorra)
Kyle Zurcher, '14 (Turkey)
2012-2013
Maia Chao, '13 (Spain)
Michael Goldberg, '13 (France)
Meghana Koushik, '13 (Turkey)
Daniel Levine-Spound, '13 (France)
Aviva Loew, '12 (Malaysia)
Cindy Lung, '12 (Kosovo)
Elena Maker, '12 (Colombia)
Elizabeth Matthews, '13 (Taiwan)
Caroline Sagalchik, '13 (Kyrgyzstan)
Guy Tabachnick, '13 (Czech Republic)
Samuel Yambrovich, '12 (Colombia)
2011-2012
Areebah Ajani, ' (Tajikistan)
Daniel Alexander, '12 (Spain)
Norin Ansari, '12 (Bangladesh)
Alysha Aziz, '12 (South Africa)
Rachel Baker, '12 (Colombia)
Alejandro Brambila, '12 (Chile)
Gillian Brassil, '12 (Spain)
Nathaniel Chu, '12 (Panama)
Kaley Curtis, '12 (South Korea)
Jeremy Cutting, '12 (Argentina)
Galia Deitz, '12 (Israel)
Sarah Denaci, '12 (Argentina)
Andrea Dillon, '12 (Chile)
Mica Fidler, '12 (South Africa)
Juliana Friend, '11 (Senegal)
Eric Gruebel, '12 (Turkey)
Hector Hernandez, '12 (Spain)
Mariel Heupler, '12 (Argentina)
Janine Khraishah, '12 (France)
Leland Lazarus, '12 (Panama)
Harmony Lu, '12 (Taiwan)
Thirii Myint, '11 (Spain)
Madisen Obiedo, '12 (Mexico)
Titilola Ogunsola, '12 (Dominican Republic)
Guillaume Riesen, '12 (Switzerland)
Maxwell Rosero, '12 (Macau)
Manvir Singh, '12 (Denmark)
Robert Webber, '12 (Indonesia)
2010-2011
Samantha Adelberg, '11 (Panama)
Fatimah Asghar, '11 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
David Castillo, '11 (Spain)
Gem Chema, '11 (Korea)
Joseph Glaser-Reich, '11 (Thailand)
Allison Kemmerle, '11 (Greece)
Sonia Kim, '11 (Korea)
Sam Koplewicz, '11 (Croatia)
Emily Lamb, '11 (Chile)
Pablo Larios, '11 (Germany)
Dana Mirsalis, '11 (Japan)
Andrew O'Shea Furnas, '11 (Germany)
Alexandra Schultz, '11 (United Kingdom)
Cecilia Springer, '11 (China)
Chelsea Springer, '11 (Brazil)
2009-2010
Kara Apland, '09 (United Kingdom)
Sarah Chodakewitz, '10 (Israel)
Carolyn Chuong, '10 (Venezuela)
Jessica Daniels, '09 (Taiwan)
Victoria Haddad-Salah, '10 (Jordan)
Masumi Hayashi-Smith, '10 (Sri Lanka)
Joseph Kansao, '09 (Cameroon)
Rachel Katz-Kubala, '10 (China)
Panrapee Mahautmr, '10 (Korea)
Emily McAteer, '07 (India)
Kelly McKowen, '10 (Norway)
Joy Neumeyer, '10 (Russia)
Adam Pantel, '10 (Netherlands)
Heilyn Paulino, '09 (France)
Jenna Ridgeway, '10 (Korea)
Lana Robinson-Sum, '10 (Thailand)
Kyle Rosenblad, '10 (New Zealand)
Gabrielle Salazar, '09 (Peru)
Robert Shady, '08 (United Kingdom)
Ellen Wong, '10 (Germany)
Yasmine Yu, '10 (Morocco)
Linda Zang, '10 (Germany)
2008-2009
Renee Ahlers, '09 (Mexico)
Alisa Ballard, '09 (Russia)
Zoe Brennan-Krohn, '09 (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Hannah Brennan, '09 (Peru)
Caitlin Browne, '09 (Italy)
Adam Cambier, '09 (South Korea)
Peter Cipparone, '09 (Spain)
Alison Cohen, '09 (European Union)
Patrick Cook-Deegan, '08 (Thailand)
Thomas Dahlberg, '09 (Brazil)
Lauren Davis, '09 (Ghana)
Charles Frohman, '09 (Spain)
Tyler Gage, '09 (Peru)
Jennifer Garcia, '08 (Brazil)
Katherine Goodin, '08 (Egypt)
Jonathan Hillman, '09 (Kyrgyz Republic)
Rajiv Jayadevan, '09 (Indonesia)
Robert Kaufman, '08 (Norway)
Eva Kranjc, '09 (Slovenia)
Caroline Landau, '09 (Brazil)
Carrie Lutjens, '08 (India)
George Mesthos, '09 (Greece)
Alexander Ortiz, '09 (Syria)
Cassie Owens, '09 (Brazil)
Nabanita Pal, '09 (India)
Erica Palmiter, '09 (Spain)
Mia Psorn, '07 (Croatia)
Christian Seale, '09 (Colombia)
Phoebe Sloane, '08 (Jordan)
Min Wu, '09 (New Zealand)
2007-2008
Dara Kwayera Bayer, '08 (Brazil)
Sade Bonilla, '08 (Chile)
Amy Chang, '08 (China)
Victoria Chao, '08 (Taiwan)
Caitlin Lee Cohen, '08 (Benin)
Camia Marie Crawford, '08 (Indonesia)
Mai Denawa, '08 (Japan)
Hans Konrad Dietrich, '08 (Germany)
Mary Beinecke Elston, '08 (Yemen)
David Abraham Fedman, '08 (Japan)
Tara Marie Gonsalves, '08 (Indonesia)
Anna Karolina Hermann, '08 (Austria)
Jacob Michael Izenberg, '08 (Malaysia)
Christina Mary Koningisor, '07 (Kuwait)
Daniella Miriam Kupor, '08 (Korea)
Jose Enrique Macian, '08 (Germany)
Samuel Elliott Novacich, '08 (Brazil)
Elizabeth Hannah Giencke Stern, '08 (Russia)
Nicole Ann Summers, '08 (Nicaragua)
Elisabeth Nicole Zerofsky, '08 (France)
Leonora Silverstein Zoninsein, '08 (Kenya)