Predoctoral grants administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for U.S. citizens who must pursue dissertation research in foreign countries with which the U.S. has diplomatic relations. Most students apply for one country, although graduate students may propose a multi-country project, provided that the countries selected are within the same geographic region. Several sponsors use the Fulbright completion to choose their fellows. You must be a U.S. citizen and must have proficiency in the language of the host country/ies to which you are applying. You must submit a complete application (including three letters of recommendation, a language proficiency report, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work, and a project statement). All application materials are submitted online.
IIE requires universities to conduct a campus screening process and evaluate all Fulbright applicants. Therefore, it is mandatory for you to have an interview with Cole Crittenden. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Fulbright Program Advisor, before you submit the final application. Dean Crittenden prefers to meet with you after you have completed drafts of your project statement and personal statement and have given him copies to review prior to the meeting. You are encouraged to arrange for an appointment late in August or early in September when you return to campus.
Normally, proficiency in the language of the host country, sufficient for the research proposed is required. There are some special Fulbright-IIE programs, however, designed for professional study and science and engineering students who have little or no experience in the language of the country they propose to visit. France, for example, sponsors short-term scientific missions for which no French language proficiency is required. Contact Elaine Willey, Assistant Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or consult IIE's website for detailed information and online application.
Internal Campus Deadline (submitted online): October 3, 2012
Fulbright IIE Deadline : October 17, 2012