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Application for 2015-2016

2015-2016 Application for U.S. applicants - Deadline: November 5, 2014.

International teachers must apply through the appropriate Fulbright Commission, U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or other Fulbright partner organization in each country. Deadlines for international applicants vary by country.

Sample Application
A blank sample application is available below:

Application Tools
Before beginning the application, please review the materials below which are designed to aid you in completing the application:

Before submitting your application, please review the Application Checklist.


Personal Information
  • Update your CV or resume
  • Request official, sealed copies of university/academic transcripts
  • Gather information about your:
    • Language skills
    • International experience
    • Country preference(s)
    • Professional development experience
Institutional Support
  • Explore school procedures for obtaining a leave of absence
Essay Questions 
  • Your motivation to apply for the Fulbright Program
  • What qualities you have that will help you to successfully live and work abroad
  • How you will use the Fulbright experience in your professional work when you return
Inquiry Project
  • Explore topics and research methods for the project you will propose, being sure that your project has practical and concrete applications to your classroom practice
  • Investigate the country(ies) that would best match your research goals and project design
  • Explore possible host universities in your proposed host country(ies)
Professional References
  • You will be required to submit an Immediate Supervisor Referral Form and Leave Authorization Form which together document that you will be granted a leave of absence during the Fulbright Program
  • You will be required to submit two additional reference forms completed by individuals who know your professional work