Fulbright Program

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Sponsored by the U. S. Department of State, Fulbright, the largest U.S. international exchange program, provides funds for students, scholars, and professionals in all fields of study to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

The U.S. Student Program awards over 1,100 grants to U.S. citizens each year for projects in over 140 countries worldwide. This program offers one academic year of study, research, or teaching assistantship experience. Projects may include university course work, independent library or field research, professional training in the arts, or a combination of these or other projects. The application cycle for Fulbright U.S. Student competition opens on May 1st. The Graduate Center’s deadline for receipt of applications is in early September. Applications, which must be completed online, are available by following the link to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Interested students should contact Rachel Sponzo in the Provost's Office at 212-817-7282 or rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu.  For names of current Graduate Center Fulbright recipients, click here.