2023 Fulbright Week


160 countries. 2,000 annual awards. Conducting research, teaching English abroad, pursuing a degree. A world of possibilities!

Daily from 3/27 - 3/31, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships will present info sessions for all interested students and alums to learn more about the Fulbright US Student program, demystify the application process, and find out how to start developing a compelling, strong application ahead of this fall's deadline. Students may apply in their senior year (or beyond), but it's never too early to start learning and dreaming.

Schedule of events:

Fulbright 101: An Overview of the Application Process (Zoom / online)
Monday, March 27, 2023, from 4-5pm
This session will provide an overview of the opportunities available through the Fulbright US Student Program, the application process, and a timeline for applying to the 2024-2025 competition.

Fulbright Group Advising Session (Zoom / online)
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 1-2pm
Curious about the Fulbright experience? Not sure how to get started? Sarah Russell, Fulbright alum and URF-GSAS Fellow, will answer questions and provide advice on tackling the essays and supplemental materials.

Step 1: Exploring (and strategically selecting!) a Fulbright Program (Zoom / online)
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 2-3pm
With programs offered across approximately 160 countries, selecting a single program and country to apply to can be both exciting and overwhelming! In this session, we will explore resources and strategies for selecting a country and an award type.

Fulbright Week (Alumni Panel) (Zoom / online)
Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 3-4pm
Hear from Columbia alumni and recent Fulbright recipients about their experiences as Fulbrighters, their application strategies, and how the Fulbright informed their post-Fulbright journeys. We will have alumni representatives of both the English Teaching Abroad and study-research Fulbrights.

Fulbright Connections: Networking, Affiliations, and References! (Zoom / online)
Friday, March 31, 2023, from 1-2pm
In this session, URF will discuss ways to identify and reach out to potential research mentors and supervisors, the resources available to you in developing a strong research proposal, and how to connect with Fulbright alums, resources, and support.