Fulbright Week 2021

Join Columbia University Undergraduate Research & Fellowship for a series of information sessions dedicated to giving students an in-depth look at a program that offers research, teaching, and studying opportunities for a year abroad in one of 140+ countries.

Registration is not required for any of the Fulbright Week sessions.

The Fulbright US Student Program: An Introduction & Overview

Monday, April 5 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST/NYC

The Fulbright US Student Program provides funding for independent research, teaching English, or one year of postgraduate study in 140+ countries around the world. Join URF Advisors as we kick off 'Fulbright Week 2021' by exploring the history, grant opportunities, and this year's application process for the 2022-2023 award cycle. Join Session Here.

Pro-Tips: How to Advantage your Fulbright Application

Tuesday, April 6 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST/NYC

Eager to strengthen your Fulbright candidacy? Curious how to add a competitive edge to your application? Join URF for a discussion focused on ideas and providing advice on strengthening your candidacy and application materials, with a focus on putting your strongest candidacy forward in this competitive opportunity. Join Session Here.

The Application Process: Two Essays, Grant Purpose vs. Personal Statement

Wednesday, April 7 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST/NYC

Join URF for a workshop devoted to parsing out the differences between the two key written components of the Fulbright application. In this session, we'll present advice for brainstorming content for each, and considering how to compose two essays which complement one another, while reinforcing your wider candidacy. Join Session Here.

The Application Process: Supplemental Materials, Affiliates, References

Thursday, April 8 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST/NYC

What goes into a good letter of recommendation, and how can I be sure my letters are strong? How can I find someone who will supervise my research? Join URF in a workshop exploring the various supplemental materials required within the Fulbright application, how to provide support to your supporters, and how to secure strong references or letters of affiliation. Join Session Here.

Hear from Your Peers: Fulbright Alum Panel

Friday, April 9 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST/NYC

Curious to hear about the 'on the ground' Fulbright experience of your peers? Join this URF panel to learn more from and ask questions of your peers who have successfully navigated the Fulbright application process, and have now taught English or conducted research abroad through the Fulbright. Join Session Here.