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Fulbright Grants


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is now the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students, and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,100 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.  



Current Dartmouth undergraduates and graduate students should apply through Dartmouth College. Alumni are welcome to apply through Dartmouth in order to benefit from feedback on applications.  Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application.
  • Hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
    • Applicants who have not earned a B.A. degree or the equivalent, but have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered.
    • In the creative performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
    • Applicants may hold a J.D. degree at the time of application, but not a PhD.
    • M.D.s or medical students or the equivalent (e.g., D.D.S., O.D.) who wish to continue medical or hospital training or to obtain practical clinical experience should apply to IIE. However, M.D.s who have completed formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for independent or collaborative research should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
  • Be in good health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate of Health from a physician.
  • Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.

All applicants must create an account on the Embark system and will work on their applications in Embark throughout the application process. Those applying through Dartmouth will submit their materials THREE times (all on Embark):

  • Preliminary application deadline (July 1, 2016)  
  • Campus review deadline (September 9, 2016)
  • Final campus Fulbright deadline (October 6, 2016)

NOTE: for the first two deadlines, make your application materials available ONLY to Dartmouth's Scholarship Advising office NOT to Fulbright. Once you have submitted your application for the preliminary deadline and the campus deadline, the Scholarship Advising office will download your application and unsubmit it, at which point you can continue to revise and expand it. No information will be made available to Fulbright prior to the final Fulbright deadline. 


Preliminary Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

  • Register your intention to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship by submitting the Scholarship Registration Web Form.
  • Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (submit to Scholarship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  • Submit your preliminary application to Embark, including the essays and transcripts (see specific instructions below)
  • Your preliminary application will be read by Scholarship Advising, and it will be returned to you with comments and suggestions over the summer. You will then have the opportunity to work with a Writing Editor.
    • NOTE: All of the comments provided by your Fulbright advisor are suggestions only, based both on the guidelines of individual grants as well as on more general ideas about effective grant writing. They are suggestions we hope applicants will take into consideration, but are not mandates. You are free to incorporate all, some, or none of them. The feedback you will receive from your Fulbright advisor is for your review only; it is not shared with the Committee on Graduate Fellowships.

Application components

  1. Essays:
    • Statement of Grant Purpose: 2 pages for full grant; 1 page for ETA
    • Personal Statement: 1 page
  2. Dartmouth Transcripts:
    • Undergraduates: order an unofficial transcript through Banner Student.
      • Upload this transcript to Embark AND email it to
      • NOTE: Once your fall term classes are finalized, you will need to order an official e-transcript through the Registrar's homepage and upload it to Embark.
    • Alumni: order 2 official e-transcripts through the Registrar's homepage.
  3. Transcripts from other institutions:
    • Request official copies of any other non-Dartmouth transcripts to be sent to: Scholarship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover NH 03755, or via email
    • You will be responsible for uploading these transcripts to Embark as well.


Recommendation Deadline: July 21, 2016

  • Add contact information for recommenders in Embark. Recommenders will then receive an automatic login to fill out a recommendation form online. (Note: In case you have a recommender who also provides a language evaluation, you have to register them a second time under a different email address.)
  • Provide your recommenders with the Guidelines for Writers of Letters of Recommendation when requesting a recommendation. 
  • You may wish to provide recommenders with information about you that would help them formulate a strong recommendation, such as information on the scholarship and what your study and research plans are, a copy of your CV, a paper you wrote for their class, research interests, future academic or career goals, etc. It is highly recommended tosend them your Personal Statement and Statement of Grant Purpose
  • For more information on recommendation letters, click here and see the instructions for reference writers provided by Fulbright.

Recommendation information

  • Full Grant applicants:  3 letters of recommendation. These are uploaded directly by the letter writers to Embark. Please tell your recommenders to print their letters on institutional letterhead and sign them.
  • ETA applicants: 3 recommendations forms. Be sure to tell your recommenders that they will need to fill out a recommendation form on Embark instead of writing a letter of recommendation. This form is required for the ETA and is NOT a standard letter of recommendation.

Language Evaluation (due on September 9, 2016)


Campus Deadline and Campus Review: September 9, 2016

Applications include the following (submitted on Embark):

  • complete revised online application including all essays
  • 3 letters of recommendation (full grant) or 3 recommendation forms (ETA)
  • language evaluation (if applicable)
  • host affiliation letter(s) (if applicable)
  • transcripts
  • arts portfolio (if applicable). The arts portfolio is not part of the application pdf; please send your materials / a link to your materials to

Campus interview process:

  • Campus committee interviews for all applicants will take place in September/October 2016. 
  • The committee will read all application materials in advance of the interview so be sure to adhere to campus deadlines.
  • If an applicant is off-campus, interviews will be conducted by phone or Skype.
  • The interview is a great opportunity to receive feedback from Dartmouth faculty on your application. Feel free to take notes during your interview. There will be time for final revisions and edits before the final submission to the foundation.


Final Application Submission: October 6

  • Applicants are responsible for completing and submitting ALL materials on Embark by the Fulbright deadline.
    • ***Current undergraduates should order an official e-transcript through the Registrar’s homepage once fall term classes are finalized. It is VERY important that you upload this version to Embark.***
  • Scholarship Advising will upload your campus committee evaluation once you have submitted your application. 


Fulbright Application Schedule

Spring Term 2016

Fulbright Information Session

June 2016

Register with Scholarship Advising

July 1, 2016

Preliminary Application Deadline

July 21, 2016

Letters of Recommendation Deadline

July - August, 2016

Feedback on Preliminary Applications Available in Scholarship Advising

September 9, 2016

Application Submission Deadline for Campus Review

Sept - Oct 2016

Interviews with the Committee on Graduate Fellowships

October 6, 2016

Deadline for Dartmouth Applicants to submit final applications

October 11, 2016

at 5:00 EST

Official Deadline for Final Online Applications

January 2016

Fulbright Finalists Notified

March-June 2016

Fulbright Awards Announced



Additional Information

Fulbright Program website

Email Scholarship Advising

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 7/15/16