Fulbright Step by Step

How to Apply for Fulbright through Wesleyan

Both recent alumni and rising seniors are welcome to apply for a Fulbright award through our campus process. Download a PDF overview of the process at this link.

  1. Learn about Fulbright
  2. Book an initial fellowships conversation with Fellowships staff to talk about your intentions and weigh decisions
  3. Finalize your choice of program (ETA vs. Study/Research or Creative Arts) and country
  4. Create your account in the Fulbright online application portal
  5. Schedule writing time and draft your essays, starting with your Statement of Grant Purpose
  6. Revise, revise, revise!
    • Get feedback from peers, mentors, Writing Workshop peer tutors, and Fellowships staff; take time to reflect on your experiences and seek resources for how to communicate your passion. Book a draft review appointment with a fellowships advisor ahead of time or as needed. Booking the appointment ahead is great for accountability! Submit your draft (via the Google Form) at least 24 hours before the meeting time (Word document preferred; Google Doc ok).
  7. Where language proficiency is required, take steps to request a Foreign Language Evaluation
  8. Meet the campus deadline (September 13, 2022): submit all final materials online by this date.

TImeline for applying to Fulbright, starting with exploring in April/May, writing & Revising in June to September, campus deadline in September, and National deadline in October. Then semifinalist announcements in January and finalist announcements February through May.

Additional Resources

Below you will find a series of Google docs with advice on various elements of the Fulbright application and healthy writing habits, in the format of weekly/biweekly newsletters, arranged from earliest to latest. (Wesleyan login required.)