Fulbright U.S. Program

Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program expands perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue. In partnership with more than 140 countries worldwide, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers unparalleled opportunities in all academic disciplines to passionate and accomplished graduating college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals from all backgrounds. Program participants pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad. Start learning about different award categories by consulting the Recorded Webinars page of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Website. If you are interested in a Fulbright program, please visit the Consider Fulbright section below.

SHSU Campus Process

After reviewing the Fulbright program information, please visit the SHSU Campus Process below. 

Fulbright Events & Workshops

To stay updated on upcoming Fulbright events and workshops, please visit the Events & Workshops section below. 

Initial Steps

Step 1: View Fulbright Tutorial Videos. Explore the website: familiarize yourself with the fellowship and its expectations.
Step 2: Visit the Fulbright U.S. Students National Website to confirm your eligibility. Carefully read program summaries.
Step 3: Review past competition statistics for your countries of interest to help you narrow your country choices to 2-3. Applicants are reviewed on both a country & program basis.
Step 4: Schedule an initial one-on-one advising meeting with the Campus Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Fadia Braktia by clicking here
Dr. Braktia will help you create a personalized timeline and your next steps to be ready for the campus process. 

Application opens in April 2024.

Campus Deadline: TBD 
National Deadline: TBD

Fulbright Campus Process

Spring Semester
1. Become familiar with types of Fulbright grant awards via Fulbright U.S. Student Program’s many videos, tutorials, and webinars that enable applicants to learn about the program and aid in the application process. Note the application components specific to your Fulbright grant award of interest, as well as any foreign language forms and/or supplementary materials that may be required.
2. Schedule an advising session with the SHSU Fulbright Program Advisor, Dr. Braktia.
3. Prepare an outline of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement.
4. For Study/Research Applicants only: Establish an affiliation with an appropriate institution or organization in your country of choice and secure an affiliation letter. Please note that most countries require a letter of affiliation from an academic institution or government organization.
5. Create a Fulbright account on the U.S. Fulbright webpage; start your application.

Summer Semester
1. Under the supervision of your advisor, begin drafting your Statement of Grant Purpose, Personal Statement, and prepare supplementary materials (if required).
2. Finalize supplementary materials (if necessary).
3. Use the Fulbright Application Checklist to ensure all the Application Components for your particular grant award are in the process of being completed (i.e.; Affiliation Letter, Reference Letters, Foreign Language Forms, Transcripts, etc.).

Fall Semester
1. By August, you should have a final draft of your Statement of Grant Purpose and Personal Statement, as well as supplementary materials (if necessary). All additional application components should be finalized.
2. Upload all application components to the Fulbright online portal before or by the Campus Deadline: Spring - by Campus Deadline, TBD.
3. Submit all Application Components (incorporating Campus Interview revisions) to the Fulbright Slate system before or by the National Deadline: Spring - by Campus Deadline, TBD.

Events & Workshops

As you prepare for the 2024-2025 Fulbright cycle, stay up to date with upcoming events listed below! 

Contact Us

Dr. Fadia Braktia, Fulbright Program Advisor

Email 4-3681