What’s the Fulbright?

The Fulbright is an umbrella organization for many programs joined in the goal of promoting cultural exchange. Since 2008, 168 students and alums from Johns Hopkins have been awarded Fulbright grants to study, do research, and teach English and American culture in 58 countries around the world. 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 campus, 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.

To apply for a Fulbright through JHU this cycle, students/alums must submit an intent form by the applicable deadline: May 12, 2019 for all campuses except East Baltimore; June 13, 2019 for currently enrolled students and alums on the E. Baltimore campus; August 15, 2019 for incoming students on the East Baltimore campus. (If you are an East Baltimore student/alum who wishes to apply, please see the Fulbright Study/Research Award for the E. Baltimore campus page for details.)

Prospective applicants who miss the intent form deadlines may need to apply “at large” rather than through JHU.

JHU has been named a top-producing institution of Fulbright student grant winners for the 9th year in a row.

Fulbright award for U.S. student top producer 2018-2019

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.