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Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassy in your home country.

Current U.S. Student

If you are a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, please visit our Fulbright U.S. Student Program site.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.


U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

Russian FLTA

Elvira Fattakhova

My unforgettable Fulbright year in the United States started with the most amazing and well-organized orientation held for Fulbright FLTAs at Stanford University, right before my placement at Grinnell College in Iowa.

At Grinnell, I taught Russian, hosted weekly conversation teas, and participated in cultural events sponsored by the Russian Department. With my fellow European language teaching assistants, we also hosted a weekly radio show. But my Fulbright year wouldn’t have been as great as it was without the friends I met -- in and out of the classroom. I was pleasantly surprised by my students’ and friends’ sincere and genuine interest in Russian culture and stunned by how much they knew just by studying. They were eager to learn more about Russian language and culture at every opportunity, and as a representative of the Tartar minority, I was happy to share this particular part of my culture with them.

Outside of the classroom, I was able to meet many interesting people through the local Iowa Fulbright Chapter’s events. Additionally, during breaks and holidays, I travelled around the United States. I fell in love with Chicago, participated in the mid-year Fulbright FLTA conference in Washington, DC, and enjoyed road trips to the East and West coasts. The image of Big Sur was so spectacular, that it broke my heart to leave when I flew home to Russia. Hopefully, I’ll return one day.

The Fulbright Program builds bridges between people from different cultures through interactions in and out of the classroom, and I believe that these types of interactions bring people closer together more than anything else. Once you become a Fulbrighter, you start seeing things from a more global perspective as a result of these precious experiences.



 Elvira Fattakhova