What’s the Fulbright?

The Fulbright is an umbrella organization for many programs joined in the goal of promoting cultural exchange. Since 2010, nearly 170 students and alums from Johns Hopkins have been awarded Fulbright grants to study, do research, and teach English and American culture in 50 countries spanning the globe. Recent Fulbright winners from JHU have taught English to university and professional students in Poland and researched health care access for migrant workers in Eastern China, among many other projects that draw on – and help develop – a wide range of academic fields, interests, and skills. A complete list of winners from Johns Hopkins is available on the Fulbright website.

Are you eligible to apply?

We work with undergraduate, graduate students, and recent alums interested in pursuing study, research, creative work, or teaching English abroad through the Fulbright US Student Program. To apply for a Fulbright Grant, you must be a US citizen and at least a graduating senior at the time of application.

To learn more about the nuts and bolts of the Fulbright US Student Program, watch our “What is the Fulbright?” presentation, and visit our Fulbright Study/Research Award, Fulbright Study/Research Award for the E. Baltimore and SAIS, and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship pages. Also check out our Fulbright videos, recorded by JHU Fulbright candidates and grantees, about their experiences applying and in-country.

Interested in applying for a Fulbright?

The application cycle for 2022-23 grants has closed. For 2023-24 grants, please check back with us in the spring of 2022 for updates on key dates, beginning with our information sessions (normally in April). In the meantime, please contact us if you would like to learn more about Fulbright grants and our advising process – we welcome inquiries all year round.

Please note: prospective applicants who wish to apply through Johns Hopkins must work with our office. We closely advise candidates on all parts of the application including facilitating an individual feedback session with faculty.

Those who miss our deadlines for participating in our process, or who prefer to apply on their own, may apply “at large” rather than through JHU. “At large” applicants receive the same consideration from Fulbright in the review process. Our office can share resources with “at large” applicants affiliated with JHU, but cannot offer direct application support. For further information on this option, please email us at nfp@jhu.edu.

JHU has been named a top-producing institution of Fulbright student grant winners for the 11th year in a row.

Sasha with fellow studentsThe Fulbright ETA in Brazil gave me the chance to explore many different potential career paths. In addition to the hands-on experience working in a university setting, through my side project I gained important experience in public health research.
Sasha Guttentag, Fulbright ETA

Are you an international student or scholar?

The Fulbright also brings foreign students and scholars to the US; we do not advise applicants for these programs. If you are an international student interested in applying for a Fulbright to study at JHU or an international scholar interested in an affiliation with JHU, please contact your home country’s Fulbright Commission or US embassy.