One year of study or research in any country where there is a Fulbright Commission. Some shorter term and English teaching programs are also available. Seniors, graduate/professional students, and graduates are eligible to apply. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Who They Are Looking For
The Selection Committee rates candidates based on their academic or professional qualifications (especially in relation to proposed projects), the validity and feasibility of the proposed project, language qualifications, evidence of maturity, motivation, and adaptability to a different cultural environment, knowledge of host country, and the impression a candidate will make abroad as a citizen representing the United States. Fulbrights are more than academic awards; Fulbright commissions look for extracurricular activities in and out of an applicant’s field, leadership potential, and general community involvement.
Specific criteria pertaining to your country may be found at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/program_regions_world.html. You should also look at your country’s or region’s specific Fulbright site.
Multimedia presentations and interviews of past recipients are available on both iTunes (free subscription for “Fulbright Program”) and YouTube.