Application Procedure for Princeton Graduate Student Applicants
April-May 2016: Make an appointment to meet with a fellowship adviser to discuss your plan for applying to the Fulbright. Bring a resume and an outline or draft of your project and personal statements.
As you begin to map out your project, be sure to consult the Fulbright website, especially the application timeline, components, and tips listed under the tab labeled "Applicants." Fulbright offers a variety of webinars throughout the application cycle. They are listed on the Fulbright website and are very helpful. You may also consult samples of project statements and personal statements of past Fulbright recipients. These essays are available by request. Your fellowship adviser will help you understand the application process and give you feedback on your proposal, which should be seen as a work in progress.
June-August: Meet (in person or by Skype) with your adviser to review and discuss your project and to arrange for some guidance over the summer. You should be in contact with your adviser at least once over the summer.
August 1-September 1: Revise statement of grant purpose and personal statements.
September 1: Deadline to submit a strong draft of your Fulbright statement of grant purpose and personal statement to email@example.com
September 1-23: Graduate applicants are required to schedule an interview with their assigned faculty fellowship subcommittee member between September 1 and 23. A Graduate School dean will also join each of the interviews. Your fellowship adviser will send you a WASS link to sign up for an interview after you have submitted your Fulbright statement of grant purpose and personal statement - on September 1.
Revise and finalize applications with feedback from Fellowship Subcommittee.
September 30: Campus deadline (by 1 p.m.) to submit online completed applications, including three letters of recommendation, language assessments (if relevant), and transcripts. You will no longer be able to access the application online.
October 1: Completed applications with letters of recommendations and transcripts will be delivered to the Fellowship Subcommittee to be reviewed and evaluated.
October 11, 2016: National deadline for Fulbright.
All applications will be evaluated in a preliminary national screening, the results of which will not be communicated before the end of January. Candidates who receive notification that their application was recommended for further consideration will usually receive notification of the final decision in April or May, but notification can come as late as June.