PhDfriend’s Guide to the Fulbright Scholarship
Welcome to the PhDfriend’s Guide to the Fulbright Scholarship, where a Fulbright alumni shares his experience and advice on how to get a Fulbright Scholarship and what to do afterwards. You can read through the site by following the links below each article, or choose a desired topic from the menu on the right. Site author is constantly updating the content, however, if you would like to add something or ask a question, please add a comment to the appropriate page.
The content pages are divided into four categories, which chronologically correspond to the stages of the Fulbright Scholarship application process.
Before applying you should read:
- Fulbright Information
A description of the Fulbright Scholarship with some interesting facts that you might not be aware of.
- My Fulbright Timeline
My steps in the Fulbright Scholarship application process month by month from early 2008 to 2010.
- Fulbright Scholarship Amount
What is the scholarship amount and other grant advantages.
The application process requires an extended preparation. My took one month, and here is how I did it.
- Fulbright Application Steps
Preparing your Fulbright application can be confusing. Here are the documents and materials needed for submitting the application.
- Fulbright Personal Statement Letter
is an extension to your CV. It is extremely important, and mine was a killer. Check out how I did it.
- Fulbright Project Proposal
You are getting your Fulbright Scholarship to do something. How should you present your project?
- Fulbright Recommendation Letters
Of course you think the world about yourself, but what about other people?
- Fulbright Interview
is one of the crucial steps in the application process. Here you can read about my experiences with the interview and questions I was asked.
After Being Accepted
After you are accepted, there are still some things to do.
- Fulbright Forms & Documents
You need a medical examination, and a lot of forms and documents need to be signed. Also, the money issues are addressed.
- J-1 Visa and Waiver
The J-1 exchange visa has some catches that you might not be aware of.
- TOEFL Examination Guide
The English language test to examine your language skills. Here are some hints on how to show your skills.
After Arrival to the USA
This is where the fun begins.
- TODO After Arival to the USA
Social security number, health insurance, and other nuances.
- Fulbright Traveling
If you want to travel out of the USA during your stay, there are some things you need to know.
- Fulbright Enrichment Seminar
More than a hundred Fulbright fellows gather for a couple of days and discuss various topics.