For applicants proposing independent study/research projects, address the following points: For applicants proposing to enroll in graduate degree programs, address the following points: While acquiring a graduate degree abroad is generally not an objective for most U. Student grantees, some countries have specific arrangements for awards for graduate degree study. institutions are urged to consult professors in their major fields or faculty members with experience in the host country, as well as their Fulbright Program Advisers, about the feasibility of their proposed projects.
For applicants who are proposing to complete a graduate degree program, the Statement of Grant Purpose should address the following points. At-Large applicants should consult qualified persons in their fields.
Ask current or former professors to put you into contact with appropriate people in the host country.
If the proposal contains a strong research component, you must have host country contacts that can support the research, provide access to required resources, and/or advise you during the grant period.
Fulbrighters have used a number of methods to contact potential hosts and solicit support for their projects.
One primary method is to use the contacts and advisers that you already have.Pay special attention to the requirement in some countries to attend classes and/or affiliate with academic institutions.Identify an appropriate affiliation for your project: The affiliation is your proposed host in the country to which you are applying.It should be written in or translated to English, printed on official letterhead and should be signed by the author.Understand the affiliation requirements for the country to which you are applying: Affiliation arrangements vary by country and may not be required at the time of application.Some countries have specific arrangements or named awards for graduate study and applicants may propose to complete a graduate degree program.In this case, applicants should focus on demonstrating the reasons for pursuing the proposed program at a particular institution in the host country.Request the Affiliation Letter: After identifying the appropriate host institution and the individual at that institution best suited to serve as an adviser for the proposed project, make contact with the potential adviser to determine if he/she is willing to write an affiliation letter.Before requesting the letter, you should provide the author with a copy of the Statement of Grant Purpose.On the Program Information page, you must include a project title and an abstract of the Statement of Grant Purpose, along with a brief explanation of your future plans upon returning to the U. This 2-page document outlines the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of what you are proposing for your Fulbright year.If you are pursuing a research project, developing a strong, feasible and compelling project is the most important aspect of a successful Fulbright application.