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National Scholarship Guide

Chester Fritz Library resources for national scholarships

Welcome - Fulbright Research

This guide is intended to support your University of North Dakota (UND) research when you are applying for the Fulbright study/research award.   You will need to design your own project for the study/research awards.  You will begin with librarians and advisers at UND, and later typically will work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so

1.  The first step is to familiarize yourself with the program summary for your host country in order to verify the type of grant you can propose. 

2.  Our sources can provide some additional information about the various countries.

3.  The Fulbright application requires you to submit a Statement of Grant Purpose. This 2-page document outlines Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of what you are proposing for your Fulbright year. If you are pursuing a research project, developing a strong, feasible and compelling project is the most important aspect of a successful Fulbright application.  Click on the Essay or Research Information tab to find some of our background information resources that can help you explore and refine a research project.

4.  Click on the Find an Affiliation tab to help you find a host country affiliation.

This guide will walk you through the steps that you need to complete in order to write your application.  Those are:


For more assistance:

Schedule a consultation - Meet with a librarian or the Fulbright adviser to talk more about the Fulbright application and to think through your research idea.

The Fulbright Timeline

*Click on an event for more information

The following apply to all types of Fulbright U.S. Student Grants:

Departure from the United States

Departure dates corre­spond to the academic calendars abroad. Approximate dates of the academic years in the various countries can be found in the Country Summaries. Requirements for at­tendance at orientation programs, where applicable, in the host country are indicated in the Country Summaries.

Grant period

In most cases, grant dates must correspond to the academic calendar of the host country. Exceptions may be made for grants with full-time research projects. In any case, grants must begin by March 31, 2020  for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants are expected to provide a timeline for their project in the Statement of Grant Purpose.

From https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/application-timeline