Fulbright Research Grants – Early Resource Access


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program opportunities for individually designed research projects around the globe. 

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

Current master’s students and recent MA/MS/MPP/MFA grads, as well as PhD students, are eligible to apply for Fulbright grants in early autumn 2021. (US Citizenship is required.) The UMD application process will start this spring.

You can get a head start here to learn about Fulbright international research opportunities, to gain access to our ELMS resource site for Fulbright applicants, and to receive notice about our winter Fulbright info sessions.

Questions about the program should be directed to the UMD National Scholarships Office (fulbright@umd.edu).