Fulbright Commission Postgraduate Student Awards (Potential Funding Opportunity)
Reference Number: R134
Key Award Information
Each year between 8 and 14 awards are offered to US citizens for the first year of Masters or PhD study in any discipline at any accredited UK university (please note that there are separate awards for scholars specializing in Journalism or wishing to study at one of the Fulbright partnership universities). Candidates will be selected by the US-UK Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education (IIE) to receive grants to be used towards tuition fees and maintenance costs in their first year of postgraduate study in the UK.
Grants are for up to £20,000 (pounds sterling), paid in installments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given upon arrival in the UK. This funding is intended as a contribution towards the first year of tuition fees and general maintenance costs whilst in the UK. Limited sickness and accident benefit coverage (typically not needed with free access to the NHS) as well as participation in a number of Fulbright Scholar events including the Fulbright Forum in January are also included.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Minimum eligibility for this award category:
- US citizen (resident anywhere but the UK)
- Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence
- Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK
- Interest in the peoples and cultures of the UK
- Clear set of objectives for the Fulbright year
- Commitment to the host community through volunteer and extra-curricular activity.
Candidates need not be recent graduates, and financial need is not a factor in the selection process. The program seeks the widest possible variety of fields and career goals among applicants, including the arts and professional studies in addition to traditional academic disciplines. Preference will be given to those who do not have extensive experience in the UK.
In making these awards the Commission is looking not only for academic excellence but a focused application, a range of extracurricular and community activities, demonstrated ambassadorial skills, a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and a plan to work for the betterment of the home and host countries both during and after studies.
How to Apply / Additional Information
Additional information including the applications process and timeline can be found on the Fulbright Commission website.
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