J. William Fulbright Grants
Campus Deadline: September 21, 2020, 4:00 pm PST
National Deadline: October 13, 2020, 2:00 pm PST (no exceptions)
The US Congress created the Fulbright Program to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges. Recipients apply for specific programs, which may include university course work, independent research, or other special projects. The two main categories are English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) and Research/Scholar grants which also sometimes include arts projects. Increasingly, universities around the world are also collaborating with Fulbright to offer support for student enrollment in in-country masters programs, a third kind of grant. (These grants usually require two separate applications, one to Fulbright for funding, and another to the specified university for admission).
Eligibility: Seniors and recent graduates are invited to apply. In some countries, applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. Learn more about the program at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Selection Process: Students must submit application essays first to the L&C faculty representative and the campus committee. Applicants put forward by the College pass through the National Screening Committee to the supervising agencies abroad. Final selections are made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Instructions for Full Grant and ETA Applicants - Fall 2020
Lewis & Clark College Fulbright deadline (for institutional endorsement): September 21, 2020, 4:00 p.m. PST; the final Fulbright Deadline is October 13, 2020, 2:00 p.m. local time.
Your Fulbright application and all supporting documents, including letters of affiliation and transcripts, must be submitted electronically. Please read the entire instruction sheet.
• Application Form: Please email a copy of your essays to Erica Schroeder, Fulbright Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org by the LC deadline, Monday, September 21, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION ITSELF UNTIL AFTER INTERVIEWS AND FEEDBACK. HOWEVER, THE CAMPUS COMMITTEE WILL REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN OTHER MATERIAL BE LOADED AND ATTACHED TO YOUR SLATE FULBRIGHT APPLICATION BY THE TIME OF OUR INTERNAL DEADLINE OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2020.
THESE INCLUDE: YOUR THREE LETTERS OF REFERENCE (TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED BY YOUR REFEREES), YOUR TRANSCRIPT, ANY NEEDED LETTERS OF AFFILIATION, YOUR LANGUAGE EVALUATION IF NEEDED, To be clear: You will not upload your two essays at this time, instead of sending them to Erica Schroeder as above.
•Online Application is here.
You will be asked to provide the following institutional information:
Institution: Lewis & Clark College
2019-20 FPA: Jane Hunter, email@example.com, 503-768-7446.
- Reference Letters: Letters must be submitted online using the Slate site. Register your recommenders online. These should be completed by the LC deadline.
- Transcript(s)*: Unofficial transcripts from every college/university you have attended must be submitted online on the Slate site. You may open any official transcript(s) to scan and upload to the “Transcript” page. This should be completed by the LC deadline.
- Overseas affiliation (if required)*: Establish contact(s) in your host country and obtain a letter from that contact for inclusion in your Fulbright application. The letter must be uploaded online to Slate by the LC deadline. [For more information about the affiliation: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-components]
- Foreign Language Evaluation (if required): Must be completed by a professional language teacher, and submitted online to Slate. Register the evaluator online. This should be completed by the LC deadline.
- Campus Interviews: We will notify you of your interview appointment after the September 21 campus deadline. Interviews take place in late September/early October. You will be interviewed by a small faculty committee from a broad range of academic disciplines. The resulting evaluation of your application will be sent to Fulbright by our office. The committee will also provide you with feedback for revising your essays. After the interview, you will have approximately one week to make final changes to your application before submitting revisions to your designated faculty reader & the LC Fulbright Program Advisor. Your faculty reader should approve the final essays before you post them on Slate to complete your application in time for the final submission deadline of October 13, 2020, 2:00 p.m. local time. (You will be responsible for coordinating with your reader so that you can meet this deadline, which may in some cases mean forgoing the final reader approval.)
When you submit your essays to Erica, please also fill out the attached availability information. We ask for your maximum availability as we try to match you with committee members appropriate to your application. (We are not requesting preferences here, but absolute conflicts that you cannot avoid.)
The College evaluation of your application will be sent to Fulbright separately by our office.
Questions? Please contact the 2020-21 LC Fulbright Advisor or Coordinator:
Professor Jane Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-768-7446
Erica Schroeder, email@example.com