Two UW offices facilitate the UW application process and support students applying, based on students' status:
- Graduate students & recent alums of graduate programs should contact Helene Obradovich (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marilyn Gray (email@example.com) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards for information about the Fulbright program and UW application process.
- Undergraduate students & recent Bachelor's alums should contact Robin Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards for more information about the Fulbright program and UW application process.
- In addition to the contacts above, Bothell students are also welcome to contact Holly Winters, Bothell Career Center/Merit Scholarships and Fellowships (email@example.com).
- Tacoma students are welcome to contact Helene, Marilyn, or Robin.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- 1. Be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Foreign students may be able to apply through their home country and should see http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/ for more information.
- 2. Hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant (by summer 2011 for this year's application). Applicants who have not earned a B.A. degree or the equivalent, but who have extensive professional study and/or experience in fields in which they wish to pursue a project, may be considered. In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional study and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement. Applicants may hold a J.D. degree at the time of application, but not a doctorate. M.D.s or medical students or the equivalent (e.g., D.D.Ss, O.D.) who wish to continue medical or hospital training or to obtain practical clinical experience can apply. However, M.D.s who have completed formal postgraduate training and propose attachment to a hospital or clinic for independent or collaborative research, and others who will have earned a PhD by the application deadline, should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
- 3. Be in good health. (Health conditions in some locations may be of concern and may require preventive measures to protect grantees and their families. In addition, medical facilities may be inadequate or unavailable for existing medical problems; this is the reason behind the requirement for a medical exam and medical clearance for a specific assignment.)
- 4. Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study. Language requirements vary widely among participating countries, especially for the English Teaching Assistantship, so students who only speak English may have more options than immediately apparent.