The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds international research, study, and teaching experiences for recent graduates and students enrolled in graduate programs.



September 1, 2023

12:00pm (noon) EST


Timeline for Applying


Anna Bernard-Hoverstad

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



US Citizen


Senior, Recent Alumni, Entering Graduate, Graduate



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Varies with each grant




The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, graduate students, and developing professionals and artists to conduct research, teach, and study in 140+ countries worldwide. Over 2,000 awards are offered annually, and NCS Advisors including Anna Bernard-Hoverstad and Pamela Zabala Ortiz are available to help applicants determine which programs could be a good fit for their goals and interests. 



NCS Scholarship Information in Canvas - specialized application advice.


Applicants can be graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent alumni. Applicants must be U.S. citizens by the application deadline, with a Bachelor’s degree by the start of the grant. Doctoral students may not hold a PhD at time of application.

Applicants should review Fulbright Eligibility Requirements as well as Award Pages in detail for additional country-specific requirements. 


Campus Endorsement Process

We encourage Duke students and alumni to go through the Duke Campus Endorsement Process. The Office of University Scholars and Fellows can endorse all Duke-affiliated applicants, and NCS Advisors are available throughout the spring, summer, and fall for general support, advice, and draft feedback.

To participate in the Campus Endorsement Process, Duke applicants are asked to:

  1. Submit an Application Interest Form. Current students / Alumni
  2. Sign-up for an evaluative interview with the Fulbright Review Committee by August 14th, 2023.
  3. Submit your Fulbright Campus Application by noon on September 1st, 2023.
    Current students can use this link.
    Alumni can use this link.
  4. Create an application on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program website. Review the format of the national application, and request 3 recommendations and language evaluation(s) (as applicable) through the website. It is in the applicant’s best interest to have recommendations and language evaluations submitted by noon on September 1st, 2023. We will download these items and share with the Campus Review Committee.

Members of the Fulbright Review Committee will complete an evaluation and endorsement form for all Duke-affiliated applicants who meet the Campus Application deadline and complete the evaluative interview. While applicants can polish materials throughout September, materials submitted to the Review Committee should be drafts that you are proud of and willing to be evaluated on. The Campus Application will inform your interview and the strength of your committee evaluation.

For more information about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, please email NCS Advisor Anna Bernard or Pamela Zabala Ortiz. You can also make an appointment with Anna or Pamela.

Process for Fulbright with Duke Endorsement 2023
Connect with an OUSF advisor to learn about the application processSchedule with Advisor

Open office hours every Monday at 4:00pm or by appointment

Submit Application Interest FormCurrent Student / AlumniAnytime, the sooner, the better!
Work on application materials and check-in with NCS and faculty advisersCurrent Student / AlumniMay - August
Deadline to sign up for campus evaluationSign-up Campus EvaluationMonday, August 14, 12p.m. (noon)
Internal deadline for campus application

Current Student / Alumni

Friday, September 1, 12p.m. (noon)
Campus evaluations

For support after the internal deadline, please email or

Duke applicants submit final application via Fulbright websiteFulbright PortalOctober 10, 5:00 p.m.


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