Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fulbright - International Research Opportunities
Information Sessions

If you are a junior or senior STEM major, a recent STEM graduate, or a STEM graduate student, and would benefit from the opportunity to conduct research abroad in 2018-19, in a lab or field project related to your future STEM career goals, you should learn about the Fulbright program.

Maryland has had great success placing STEM students in labs and field projects - including neurology research in the Netherlands, bio-engineering in Spain, physics in Austria, and marine biology in Indonesia, among others.

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates and graduate students (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 2000 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to pursue lab or field research abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

The National Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland is hosting information several workshops on Fulbright opportunities specifically for STEM students – please RSVP using the links below if you plan to attend (and let us know if are interested but unable to attend by writing to fulbright@umd.edu).

FULBRIGHT STEM INFO SESSIONS: Please specify which day/time you plan to attend in your response.

Tuesday, February 28 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Tuesday, February 28 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Wednesday, March 1 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Thursday, March 2 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 3 at 12 noon – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu
Friday, March 3 at 4:30 pm – at 2403 Marie Mount Hall – RSVP to fulbright@umd.edu

Interested but can't attend - write to us at fulbright@umd.edu

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Graduate Students – All STEM Majors – GPA of 3.5 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.


Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2017 – contact us at
fulbright@umd.edu for details.

Contact Person: Francis P. Duvinage
Contact Email: duvinage@umd.edu