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Fulbright Program: Welcome Fulbright Scholars!!!

Information about Ringling College of Art + Design's Fulbright Program.

Senator J. William Fulbright on the Arrogance of Power, 1966

"If we can bring ourselves so to act, we will have overcome the dangers of the arrogance of power. It will involve, no doubt, the loss of certain glories, but that seems a price worth paying for the probable rewards, which are the happiness of America and the peace of the world." Senator J. William Fulbright on the Arrogance of Power, 1966

Fulbright Program Advisor

Ringling College of Art and Design's registered Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA) for Curriculum and Instruction is Kristina Keogh.  Her role as Advisor is to assist RCAD students and alumni in applying for this prestigious travel grant program.  She can be contacted via email at

Welcome to Your Research Guide

Your Research Librarian has put together a guide for you to help you perform research.

This guide will be helpful when finding information for your presentation.

We have already reviewed your topics and you can find valid, accurate, and credible sources for a variety of topics in the resources we've listed on this guide.

Remember that your research and presentations will be viewed by instructors and peers who are expecting to see library resources, and not just information you found using Google which are questionable and often times may lack credibility or factual correctness.

Follow the instructions below:

1) Find Books

Use this page to find books about various topics and where to find them. 

2) Find Articles

This is where you'll find a majority of information for your topic. There are two databases to use, and you should use both as the databases cover different aspects of your topic.  You'll also be able to find information about culture, art, and gender issues.

3) Find Reference / Background Information

Use these resources to find general information.

4) Find Images

You'll need to have images for your presentation, and there are two very good resources to help you find ones that visually represent your topic.

5) Schedule an Appointment

Here's where you can schedule your group to meet with a Research Consultant at the Library.

Youtube: Fulbright: How it works. What Is The Fulbright Program? Published on Jun 11, 2012

Fulbright Overview


  • The U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates.
  • A network of nearly 1,600 volunteer Fulbright Program Advisers on campuses nationwide assist in the recruitment.
  • More than 3,600 candidates are recommended by 157 subsections of the National Screening Committee, composed of 457 senior faculty or field of study professionals.                                                       

Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:

Recent graduates: 

Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.

Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields: 

Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Competitive applicants will not have recent extensive experience abroad in the country of application.

Types of Awards

Open Study/Research Awards

The Fulbright Study/Research grant is the traditional award opportunity where a candidate designs a proposal for a specific country.

English Teaching Assistant Awards

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant programs place grantees in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction and to provide a native speaker presence in the classrooms. 

Special Programs

J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellowships

The J. William Fulbright - Hillary Rodham Clinton Public Policy Fellowships will allow fellows to serve in professional public-policy-related placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries, while simultaneously carrying out an academic study/research project.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

The Fulbright–National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship provides a unique platform for American Fulbright students to develop global narratives and discuss commonalities across borders around a common issue or theme. Trained, supported, and mentored by National Geographic Editors, Fellows will use new media platforms to help build ties across cultures while enhancing mutual understanding. The digital content that they produce will be featured online in various places, including, most prominently, a blog hosted by National Geographic.

Supplemental Grant

Critical Language Enhancement Award

The Critical Language Enhancement Award provides a supplement in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for grantees to receive between three and six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants.