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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 Advisor, 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_ScholarProd21-22_500x500.jpgMSU is one of 19 research institutions nationwide to be named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2022-23. Nine faculty members were awarded Fulbright grants. This marks MSU's 9th consecutive year appearing on this elite list, a position unmatched by any other institution.

At-a-Glance Program Flyers

The flyers linked below give basic details about each of MSU's Fulbright programs. Feel free to download and share with advisees, students, colleagues, and peers!

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Fulbright US Student Program
    • Competition expected to open: March 31, 2024
    • MSU deadline: September 1, 2024
    • National deadline for applications: October 8, 2024

Meeting with Advisor

Schedule a meeting with MSU's Fulbright Program Advisor to learn more about the program, talk about your application, go over essays...whatever you need! Fund a time that works with your schedule using Calendly. Please complete the Fulbright Program Interest Survey prior to your first meeting.

Upcoming Events

Fulbright US Student Program

  • James Madison College Education Abroad Fair
    • November 10, 2023
    • 1:00-3:00pm
    • Case Hall
  • See "Recorded Events" below for MSU-specific sessions related to the 2023 competition.
  • Check the IIE website for upcoming webinars for specific grant types, world regions, and alumni panels.

Fulbright US Scholar Program

  • No further sessions planned until next competition opens in 2024

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

  • No further sessions planned until next competition opens in 2024

Recorded Events

Fulbright US Student Grant Events (IIE)

The links below will be updated for 2023, but the information is still valid if you want to get a head start!

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program Events

Recent Events

Fulbright US Student Program

  • Fulbright US Student Program Information Session
    • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Fulbright Statements of Grant Purpose: Workshop with Writing Center
    • Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    • Recording available to applicants; contact FPA
  • Fulbright Personal Statements: Workshop with Writing Center
    • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
    • Recording available to applicants; contact FPA

Fulbright 75th Anniversary Open House

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 Advisor.

West and Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Fulbright Association 

The West and Mid-Michigan Chapter of the Fulbright Association (FAWMM) is a regional chapter serving Fulbright alumni and friends of international exchange. MSU's Volodymar Tarabara, Professor of  Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, sits on the FAWMM Board. Aspiring, newly named, and returned Fulbrighters are encouraged to connect with this group, which hosts social, cultural, and educational activities.