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Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Home

Types of Awards

There are two types of student grants:

Academic Study/Research Grant:

  • About 1,100 awards
  • 8-12 months
  • Independent research, study, or creative or performing arts projects abroad

English Teaching Assistantships:

  • About 800 awards
  • 8-12 months
  • 20-30 hours per week at primary/secondary schools or universities helping to teach English and U.S. culture
  • Remaining time spent on a community-focused project
  • New countries added every year!

Grant Benefits:

  • Round-trip Airfare
  • Monthly Stipend (varies by country)
  • Health & Accident Insurance
  • Other Possible Benefits (varies by country):
    • Support for Dependents
    • Research Allowance
    • Tuition
    • Language Lessons
    • Cultural Activities


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the nation's largest study abroad fellowship program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, it is designed to give recent graduates and alumni opportunities to study, conduct independent research, pursue creative projects, or teach English abroad for one academic year.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent by the start of the grant, and -- depending on the country -- be proficient in the written and spoken language of the host country. The stated goal of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries through international educational exchange.


Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA)

The Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) for Ringling College of Art + Design is Kristina Keogh. The role of the FPA is to assist students and alumni in applying for this prestigious travel grant program. 

Interested in learning more about the Fulbright? Contact Kristina at or 941-359-7582.

Contact Kristina