April 2, 2009 by: Dom
Fulbright Scholarships for Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students at UB
Graduating seniors and graduate students are encouraged to consider applying for a Fulbright grant. The Fulbright program offers great opportunities for recent college graduates and graduate students to live abroad for one year, either to pursue independent or collaborative research projects, to enroll in graduate coursework, to gain professional training in the performing or creative arts, or to teach English. Grants are available to approximately 150 countries. Language requirements vary by country, and for many countries all that is necessary is a willingness to study the local language while there. You must be a US citizen and in good health to be eligible.
Interested students should visit the UB Fulbright home page: www.fulbright.buffalo.edu. Here you will find more information about the program and the application process. Also useful is the main US Student Fulbright web site: www.fulbrightonline.org. This site gives extensive information about programs in all participating countries, including statistics on the success rate of applications by country.
Interested students should begin thinking about this now. The Fulbright application process begins well in advance of the grant award period. The next round of applications will be due in September, 2009, for grants covering the 2010-2011 academic year. Most successful applicants begin thinking about their applications at least several months before the deadline. This gives them time to find an institutional sponsor in the host country and to develop a strong statement of purpose.
If you are interested in applying for a 2010-2011 grant, you should arrange to meet with the UB campus Fulbright advisor, Professor Sasha Pack, before the end of the current semester. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 716.645.8420.