In 2008 I was unsuccessfully looking for a site with information about the whole application and selection process. There are many official sites and Fulbright applicants’ blogs, but I felt a niche for a more organized, holistic how-to. Here I share the information and experiences I gathered during the application, selection process, and during the Fulbright year as well.
The data listed here is most accurate for the application to Fulbright Student grants in any field of study for foreign students to conduct research in the USA. I am not familiar with application to other Fulbright grants/awards. If anyone would like to share any information about that process, I will be glad to add it to this guide. Some sections of the guide will also be useful for application to other scholarships, grants etc, as they are generic hints that apply widely.
Talking to numerous other Fulbrighters, I can conclude that there are some significant differences between the Terms of Appointment we signed. Each country, scholarship type and institution of attendance has some specifics and you should keep that in mind. There are surely even some difference that apply to the specific case of a grantee! As there should be few difference in the application process, the “after being accepted” part of this guide is specific for: Fulbright visiting researcher from Slovenia @ Northeastern University, Massachusetts!
Fulbright grant recipients sharing their experiences through print or web-based media should acknowledge that the views and information presented are their own and do not represent the Fulbright Program nor the U.S. Department of State.