Fulbright Grants for Study, Research, and English Teaching Assistantships Abroad

Multiple Locations
Term: Academic Year

Offering one year of academic research, degree study, or English teaching in over 140+ countries around the world

Fulbright Grants for Study and Research Abroad provide for one year of academic study or research in over 140 countries around the world. Projects may include university coursework, independent library, lab, or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. Some countries support enrollment in graduate degree programs.

Fulbright Grants for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) provide funding and placements for one year in primary, secondary schools or universities where grantees contribute to English-language instruction. ETA grants are offered in over 60 countries around the world. Recipients are expected to propose small research projects or community engagement activities beyond their teaching responsibilities.

2021 Fulbright U.S. Student program events

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers webinars and other events online. For dates, times, and additional information visit Fulbright online.


Candidates for all Fulbright Grants must:

  • be U.S. citizens;
  • have a Bachelor’s degree by the start date of their program; and,
  • be in good health

University endorsement

Current Columbia undergraduates and recent alums must register their candidacy by completing a brief questionnaire in the Columbia internal system (to do so click "Start Your Application"), then must complete their application on the Fulbright website by the Columbia internal deadline. As required by the Fulbright, all affiliated candidates will then undergo a Campus Committee Evaluation to assess their application before the national deadline in October.

Recent alumni of Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies may choose to apply through Columbia using the same guidelines, campus support, and resources as those currently enrolled, or they may apply "at large" (without the Campus Committee Evaluation) by submitting their applications directly to Fulbright by the national deadline in October. Please contact a Fellowship Advisor if you have questions on applying for the Fulbright through Columbia or 'at-large'.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Graduate Students, Senior, U.S. Citizen
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Multiple Locations
Multiple Regions
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Internal deadline