What’s the Fulbright?

The Fulbright is an umbrella organization for many programs joined in the goal of promoting cultural exchange.

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.

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.

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 E. Baltimore and DC campuses, and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship pages. We will be holding information sessions in April:

  • Friday, April 12, 1-2 pm (Gilman 119)
  • Tuesday, April 16, 5-6 pm (Gilman 17)
  • Thursday, April 18, 12-1 pm (Malone 107)
  • Monday, April 22, 5-6 pm (Malone 107)
  • Thursday, April 25, 5-6 pm (Hodson 216)
  • For PhD students: Tuesday, April 23, 12-1 pm (Gilman 17)

Also check out our Fulbright videos, recorded by JHU Fulbright candidates and grantees, about their experiences applying and in country.

To apply for a Fulbright through JHU this cycle, you must submit your intent form by May 12 (for students/alums on the Homewood Campus, at Peabody, and in the School of Education) or June 10 (for students/alums on the E. Baltimore and SAIS campuses) to one of the JHU Fulbright applicants Blackboard sites. You can join Blackboard by either attending a live info session or by watching a recorded info session and then sending your JHED ID (ex: jhopkin9) in an email with the subject line “Fulbright intent” to nfp@jhu.edu, indicating which Blackboard site you wish to be added to: Study/Research, PhD student Study/Research, Study/Research for E. Baltimore and DC campuses, or English Teaching Assistantship. Our Blackboard sites will open on April 15. Prospective applicants who miss the intent form deadlines may need to apply “at large” rather than through JHU.

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.