Fulbright Student Programs

To help students develop competitive applications, MSU offers advising to students who are applying for Fulbright programs. All student Fulbright applications must be submitted through the Fulbright Program Adviser's office at MSU. To schedule appointments or learn more about student Fulbright programs, contact the MSU Fulbright Program Adviser.



Roger Bresnahan
Fulbright Program Adviser
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane
Room 201-A
East Lansing MI 48824
Email: bresnaha(at)msu.edu
Tel: (517) 432-8244
Fax: (517) 353-7254

Available Student Programs

U.S. Student Fulbright Program (IIE) 

There are two kinds of grants under the IIE program: the English Teaching Assistantship grant and the Research/Study grant. Both are available to graduating seniors who will have a B.S. or B.S. by the beginning of the grant, and to graduate students and recent graduates. Approximately 1,200 fellowships are awarded each year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) 

This program offers approximately 150 awards each year for six to 12 months to support dissertation research outside of Western Europe. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Once the Request for Proposals is published, usually in early May, MSU will offer special workshops to help students with the components of the online application.

Foreign Fulbright Graduate Student Program 

More than 1,800 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. universities and colleges each year under this program through which up to two years of funding are given for Master's or doctoral level study. Foreign graduate students apply to the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission in their home country. The deadline for applications varies by home country.

The AMIDEAST Foreign Graduate Student Program 

Since the early 1970s, in cooperation with the U.S. State Department, AMIDEAST has administered the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the Middle East and North Africa. Under the AMIDEAST program, over 1,000 students from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, the West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen have been placed in graduate programs at universities across the United States. Application deadlines vary by home country.