You are here: American University Career Center Office of Merit Awards Fulbright at American University

Back to top

A tradition of excellence: Fulbright at AU

Fulbright Top Producer badge 2019-2020

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. In five of the past six years, AU was named a Fulbright “Top Producing Institution” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Since 2000, more than 120 AU students have been awarded Fulbright grants to countries ranging from Austria to Zambia. Where will a Fulbright take you?

Countries where AU students have been Fulbrighters since 2000: Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, South Africa, South Korea, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Zambia.

Grants are available for independent research, English-language teaching assistantships, and other opportunities ranging from studying an instrument to working in a foreign government. Some interesting recent research topics have included:

  • Local capacities of water scarcity adaptation in Lombok, Indonesia
  • The organizational culture of Austrian police from 1918 to 1955
  • Whether permaculture can compete economically with more traditional food production systems in Canada
  • How financially constrained residents experience urban renewal in Istanbul
  • How different water strategies by aid and government agencies affect Jordan’s water accessibility during periods of large refugee influxes.

Fulbright Events

Kickoff Session

The following dates apply to the 2023-2024 Fulbright competition cycle. 

Check back in Spring 2023 for finalized dates and locations of info sessions. 

Fulbright Kickoff Info Session | Wednesday, March 8, 2023 

Fulbright ETA Grants | Wednesday, March 22, 2023 

Fulbright Research Grants | Tuesday, March 28, 2023 

Fulbright Special Topic | Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Fulbright Study Grants | Tuesday, April 11, 2023 

Fulbright Info Session | Wednesday, April 26, 2023 

First Assignments Due: June 2023

Campus Deadline: Early September 2023

National Deadline: Mid-October 2023

 

Email meritawards@american.edu for more information