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Fulbright Programs

The Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and the people of other nations. Fulbright is funded by US government grants and operates through various initiatives in over 160 partner countries.

There are Fulbright programs in diverse fields for students, scholars, professionals, and more. Fulbright recipients study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects abroad.

Contact MSU's Fulbright Adviser, Joy Campbell, for more information or to set up a meeting. Complete the Fulbright Program Interest Survey to be added to the appropriate email list. 

Fulbright_Student_Scholar_TopProd2020-21MSU is one of 17 institutions nationwide to be named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students and Scholars for 2020-21. Eleven students and ten faculty members were awarded Fulbright grants.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Fulbright US Student Program
    • Competition opens: March 2021
    • MSU deadline: September 1, 2021
    • National deadline for applications: October 12, 2021

Fall 2021 Office Hours

Join MSU's Fulbright Program Adviser to talk about your application, go over essays, set mini deadlines for progress on your application...whatever you need!

  • Office hours are via Zoom (meeting link here) on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm, through the semester.

Upcoming Events

Fulbright US Student Program

  • Education Abroad Expo
    • Thursday, October 7
    • 1:00-5:00pm at the Breslin Center
    • Stop by the Fulbright table to talk about your options!
  • See "Recorded Events" below for information sessions about the current Fulbright student grant competition.
  • Check the IIE website for upcoming webinars for specific grant types, world regions, and alumni panels.

Fulbright US Scholar Program

Recorded Events

Fulbright US Student Grant Events (IIE)

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program Events

Other Recorded Events

  • From November 17, 2020: The US Department of Education hosted a Fulbright-Hays Virtual Summit. The three-hour summit featured alumni of the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program, as well as returnees from other Fulbright-Hays programs. A time-marked agenda is available in the video description.

MSU Students

There are many Fulbright opportunities for recent MSU graduates and current graduate students, including research projects, English teaching, and graduate study programs. Students can begin planning during their undergraduate years, and apply as soon as their senior fall for awards to travel following graduation. To help students develop competitive applications, MSU offers advising to students who are applying for Fulbright programs.

MSU Faculty and Administrators

Fulbright offers a variety of programs for faculty, administrators, and professionals, from research and lecture positions to specialized seminars for administrators. 

There are also several opportunities for campus units to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars and professionals to conduct research and give instruction here at MSU.

International Students and Scholars

MSU hosts numerous Fulbright grantees each year, including students, scholars, researchers, and more. Many resources are available for international students and scholars already on campus, and for those who are interested in pursuing a Fulbright opportunity at MSU, 

Fulbright Advisory Committee

Members of the Fulbright Advisory Committee provide input to applicants and the Fulbright Program Adviser.