Fulbright Student Program  

Through engagement in the community abroad, the individual will interact with their hosts in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.  

CIIS students and alumni are encouraged to apply! Applicants must be U.S. citizens holding a B.A. degree or equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. The award provides round-trip travel, tuition, books, and stipend for one academic year. It also applies to course work, master’s or dissertation research. Please find information at https://us.fulbrightonline.org/

The CIIS Fulbright Campus Committee is made up of staff and faculty who host campus events to promote the Fulbright Program and who review the Grant Purpose Statement and Personal Statement, providing feedback though a Campus Committee Interview. CIIS applicants who apply "at-large" may also be eligible to work with the CIIS Campus Committee.

The CIIS Fulbright Adviser (FPA) is Heidi Fraser Hageman, Director of the Center for Writing and Scholarship, hfraser@ciis.edu

2023-2024 CIIS Campus Timeline 

April 2022: Fulbright Alumni Ambassador Information Session for CIIS students/alum 

April 2022:  Competition opens

Early September 2022: CIIS campus deadline for applicants to add all application materials 

Mid-September 2022: CIIS Campus Committee Interviews 

October 11, 2022: National Fulbright Student Program deadline 

Late-October 2022: FPA to submit the campus evaluation form

Late-January 2023: Semi-Finalists announced

March 2023: Finalists announced

Information for currently enrolled students is available on the Center for Writing and Scholarship section of CIIS Connect.

The CIIS Fulbright Campus Committee and its associated faculty and staff are not responsible for late submissions, including late or missing letters of recommendation, or missed campus or national deadlines. There is no recourse at the national level for missed deadlines or incomplete applications.


Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships 

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents conducting overseas dissertation research in modern foreign language and area studies. Funding is for six to 12 months. Fellowships are not awarded for projects focusing on Western Europe or for research in countries with which the U.S. has no diplomatic relations. Information is at: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html

The CIIS Fulbright Campus Committee can review and provide feedback on applicants’ Personal and Grant Purpose Statements.

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