Thinking about Applying to Fulbright? It’s not too late!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program sends thousands of American students around the globe each year to study, research, or teach for 6–12 months. Last year, University of Chicago was named a top producing institution of Fulbright awards, a designation the university has received each year for more than 30 years. Our graduate students have conducted research in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and  South America. Fulbrighters come from all disciplines—social sciences and humanities, as well as the arts, STEM, business, and law. In addition to research, UChicago graduate students have taught in Turkey, France, Germany, and South Korea, among many other locations.

The competition is underway, but it’s not too late to get started. GRAD fellowship advisors welcome you to email us about your interest in the program at You can also learn more by consulting the Fulbright entry in our fellowships database and signing up for Fulbright workshops in GRAD Gargoyle. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply for Fellowships: FLAS and Fulbright-Hays

The Fellowships Team in UChicagoGRAD advises students at every step of the fellowship application process. We are happy to meet with students in one-on-one sessions, or provide written feedback on fellowship application drafts. If you aren’t sure where to start, we encourage you to join one of our ongoing Exploring Fellowships info sessions (offered monthly, RSVP via GRAD Gargoyle).

Two fellowships with upcoming deadlines may appeal to many students:

FLAS Fellowships fund graduate students concentrating on modern foreign language and international or area studies. In the current cycle, UChicago will accept applications in three world areas: East Asia, Eastern Europe (summer study only), and Middle East.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (DDRA) (separate from the “Fulbright US Student Program”) supports doctoral students whose research requires significant time abroad. Doctoral candidates can propose 6-12 months of research in non-Western countries on this fellowship. Interested applicants MUST apply through UChicagoGRAD. An information session will be held on Monday, February 6 at 3pm.

Send an email to to learn more.