Fulbright U.S. Student Program for International Research

Are you interested in conducting research abroad for the 2023-24 academic year?

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Fulbright awards give master’s students, master’s alumni, and PhD students, opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment, and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. The Fulbright program provides over 1800 awards annually in over 155 countries. 

Learn More

We are hosting eight virtual information sessions to provide an overview specifically for graduate students. You may register below:

Monday, March 14 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Tuesday, March 15, 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Friday, March 18, 10:00 – 10:30 am

Tuesday, March 29, 4:00 – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, March 30, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 31, 10:00 – 10:00 am

Friday, April 1, 4:00 – 4:30 pm

If you are unable to attend any of these but are interested, please fill out this brief survey.


U.S. Citizens – Master’s and PhD students. Note that PhD students should be at or approaching candidacy and can apply up to the time of graduation (to use as a post-doc) but not after. The program also welcomes applications from recent graduates with a master’s degree. This is an opportunity for alumni to turn knowledge gained through professional experience into exciting international research projects. This can be a great step toward PhD level study or for transitioning to a new career phase.


Round-trip transportation, living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country, and supplemental health and accident insurance. Depending on the country, you may also receive modest funds for dependent support, book and research allowances, tuition, and language or orientation courses.

Grant Duration

Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

Campus Deadline

The UMD campus deadline is September 1, 2022. However, there is a lot to do in putting together a successful Fulbright proposal. Our successful applicants start by late spring/early summer.