Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Deadline: August 27 2019

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Fulbright Grants fund 8-12 months of international experience in over 140 countries. While Fulbright Grants are offered in various forms and are country-specific, most opportunities fall into three broad categories (note: not all grant types are available in all countries, and most countries offer more than one option):

  • Research grants, which offer applicants the opportunity to design their own project in any discipline
  • Study grants, which support applicants pursuing a graduate degree
  • English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs)

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

Penn Campus Deadline: August 27, 2019

Final Penn Deadline: TBD, early October 2019

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • Interested candidates should submit this brief webform to request access to CURF's Canvas site for Fulbright applicants. 
  • Applicants must submit complete applications through Fulbright’s online application system by August 27, 2019 in order to meet Penn’s Internal Deadline.  Penn undergraduate and graduate students should apply through Penn, and utilize CURF advising and Penn’s Fulbright Faculty Committee (FFC).  Alumni are strongly encouraged to apply through Penn to access to CURF and FFC support, but have the option to apply At-Large. 
  • In September, applicants are matched with members of Penn’s Fulbright Faculty Committee, who provide feedback about application materials, conduct an interview, and draft a campus committee evaluation to be appended to the final application.  This process is designed to be supportive and educational, and applicants will have an opportunity to revise some elements of their application before final submission. Additional details are available here
  • If an applicant is unable to submit a complete application by August but still wants to apply through Penn, they may do so by meeting Penn's Final Deadline (TBD, early October 2019).  While an applicant who does not meet Penn’s Internal Deadline cannot participate in the campus process outlined above, applications deemed qualified will still be forwarded to Fulbright’s National Screening Committee with the rest of Penn’s applicants.
  • By the end of January, the Institute for International Education (IIE) will notify candidates of their status after a preliminary national screening.  Candidates recommended by the national screening panels have their applications forwarded abroad for further review. Ultimately, Fulbright recipients will be selected jointly by the US State Department and National Commissions, and are notified on a rolling basis by country, typically in March and April. 

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in South Asian Languages

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in South Asian Languages is for Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu.

 

Penn’s Application Process

New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in African Languages

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in African Languages is for Amharic, Igbo, Swahili, Tigrinya, Twi, Wolof, Yoruba, and Zulu.

 

Penn’s Application Process

New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in East Asian Languages

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

 

Penn’s Application Process

The deadline for FLAS (Foreign Language & Area Studies) awards has been extended for East Asian languages. Students need to be enrolled in a modern East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)and enrolled in a course that can count toward related area or international studies, or East Asia-related aspects of professional fields. This fellowship is for THIS ACADEMIC YEAR (fall 2019 and spring 2020).

The new application deadline will be March 1st, 2019 for undergraduate awards. New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications directly to CEAS using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.

More details about FLAS awards, including frequently asked questions, can be found here: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/flas/.

Critical Language Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

http://clscholarship.org/

Deadline: November 27, 2018 (by 8:00pm)

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Critical Language Scholarship does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to interested graduate students.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Kristyn Palmiotto in Penn Abroad (krpalm@upenn.edu). 

 

Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

Boren Scholarship

Under the auspices of the National Security Education Program, the Boren Scholarship supports undergraduate study abroad focusing on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to US national security.  These US government grants entail a service obligation.

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html

Penn Deadline: December 10, 2018

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • To be competitive, applicants should meet with the Boren Scholarship advisor in Penn Abroad during the fall semester. Additional details about the application process are available through Penn Abroad.

 

 

Boren Graduate Fellowship

Boren Graduate Fellowship

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide funding for US graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests.  Boren Fellowships provide funding for overseas language study, academic study, research, an academic internship, or a combination of the above (though all proposals must include a significant language component).  Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.html

Penn Deadline: January 14, 2019

 

Penn’s Application Process

  • Submit your application materials directly through the Boren Fellowship website by January 14, 2019.  CURF is then responsible for the final submission of your application. 

 

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies or with the international aspects of professional or other fields of study.  FLAS awards are available only for specific languages, and are contingent on federal funding.

The FLAS Fellowship in Middle Eastern Languages is for Arabic, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Tajik, and Turkish.

 

Penn’s Application Process

New as well as continuing undergraduate students are eligible for FLAS fellowships, which include $10,000 toward tuition and a stipend of $5,000 for the academic year. Students should submit complete applications using this link. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.  Although strength of proposal is a principal consideration for evaluation, financial need is also a priority.