One year of funding to teach, study, or research abroad after graduation.


Application Deadline

August 23, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Duke Contact

Anna Bernard-Hoverstad

Quick facts

Academic Discipline

Arts & Humanities
Professional (Law/Medicine/Business)
Public Service
Social Sciences
STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)

Eligibility: Citizenship

U.S. Citizen

When to Apply

Rising Senior Summer, Young Alumni

Campus Nomination Required?

Optional, but encouraged


Study abroad


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 120+ countries worldwide. Over 2,000 awards are offered annually; NCS Advisors including Anna Bernard-Hoverstad are available to help applicants determine which programs could be a good fit for their goals and interests. 

Application Timeline
Internal deadline for campus applicationFriday, August 23,
12:00 PM (noon)
Campus advising: For support after the internal deadline, please email Anna.bernard@duke.eduTuesday, September 17,
12:00 PM (noon)
Duke applicants submit final application via Fulbright PortalTuesday, October 8, 2024,
4:59 PM ET



The Fulbright U.S. Student program provides a living expense stipend to all grantees; amounts vary by country. All grantees receive funding for one round-trip flight to their host country, as well as access to a 24/7 assistance hotline. 

The Fulbright alumni network is robust, with many opportunities for networking after the experience. Grantees also receive NCE hiring status for one year post-award 


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.

Selection Criteria

  • Quality and feasibility of the proposal as described in the Statement of Grant Purpose
  • Academic or professional record
  • Personal qualifications to undertake the proposed experience
  • Language preparation
  • Additional criteria established by host countries may include research clearances or preferences for advanced-degree students


Campus Endorsement Process

We encourage Duke students and alumni to go through the 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 should complete the following items by the campus deadline (August 23, 12:00 PM):

  • Submit your Fulbright Campus Application. The campus application includes a section for each applicant to share their availability for a 20-minute interview between September 10 and September 24, 2024. 
  • 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. You can also make an appointment with Anna.



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