Predoctoral grants are 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 project and personal statements, three letters of recommendation, a language proficiency report, and transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work). All application materials are submitted online.
IIE requires universities to conduct a campus screening process and evaluate all Fulbright applicants. As a part of this process, it is mandatory for you to have a joint interview with Cole Crittenden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Fulbright Program Advisor, and Elaine Willey, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs, before you submit the final application. You must submit drafts of your project and personal statements three days prior to your interview and all interviews must be completed by no later than September 20th.
Proficiency in the language of the host country, sufficient for the research proposed is normally 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. Please contact Justine Levine, Fellowships Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or consult IIE's website for detailed information and the online application.
Internal Campus Deadline (submitted online): October 1, 2013
Fulbright IIE Deadline : October 15, 2013