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1 Fulbright Awards UK Scholars

2 Benefits – Scholar Awards  Scholarships provide a contribution towards living expenses of $5,000 per month – or specific award contribution  A number of memberships  Sickness and accident benefit coverage  Visa sponsorship  Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 3-day Orientation Programme (July)  Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE)  Approximately 20 scholarships are offered each year to UK citizens

3 Benefits – Postgraduate Awards  Scholarships provide a contribution towards tuition fees and living expenses up to $50,000 for the first year of postgraduate study  A number of memberships  Sickness and accident benefit coverage  Visa sponsorship  Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 3-day Orientation Programme (July)  Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Institute of International Education (IIE)  Approximately 25 scholarships are offered each year to UK citizens for the first year of postgraduate or doctoral study, or for 'special student research'.

4 Timeline  Competition opens: 1 August (tbc)  Application deadline: 1 November (tbc)  Fulbright interviews: Jan - Feb  Notification: March  Pre-Departure Orientation: Mid-July  Independent departures, Fulbright Exchange begins : July – September Fulbrighters celebrate their first Halloween

5 Awards on Offer - Scholar The following awards are offered in the US at any US institution:  All Disciplines Scholar  Police Research  Peabody Trust Research  Royal College of Surgeons  Lloyds of London Insurance  Scottish Studies  Fight for Sight  American Studies Early Career  Northern Ireland Public Sector  Elon University  Diabetes UK  Fulbright Saltire - entrepreneurship

6 Awards on Offer - Postgraduate The following awards are offered for Postgraduate Study in the US at any US institution:  All-disciplines Postgraduate Awards: Postgraduate or doctoral study or ‘special student research’ in any subject.  Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism: Master’s degree in Journalism or in a specialist subject leading to a career in Journalism.  Elsevier Bibliometric Analysis Award: Postgraduate study in any interdisciplinary field requiring bibliometric analysis.  Leon Jaworski International Law Award: Master's degrees that relate directly to international law.

7 And at specific institutions:  Postgraduate Student Award at The New School: To undertake a Masters degree in any subject/discipline at the New School in New York  Hubert H. Humphrey School Award in Public Policy, Affairs and Planning: to pursue research with a global policy focus, within any of the degree programmes (excluding all joint degrees) at the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, including the MPA, MPP and MDP programmes.Hubert H Humphrey

8 Fulbright Awards to the US  Hubert H. Humphrey School Award in Public Policy, Affairs and Planning: to pursue research with a global policy focus, within any of the degree programmes at the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Deadline for applications is February 2015 (tbc).Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs

9 We also offer awards to UK citizens seeking an MBA at Harvard and for study or research on EU affairs, European integration or EU-US (Schuman Award). Deadlines vary for each of these awards. Please see our website for more information. Follow us on twitter for application tips

10 Eligibility  UK citizen  PG - Minimum 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) from any university  Scholar – Minimum PhD (or on PhD programme  May not hold US citizenship, be a dual citizen, hold a green card, or reside in the US at time of application Fulbright Staff and Alumni at Annual Reception

11 Successful Applicants  Are well-rounded  Have demonstrated academic achievement  Have shown leadership skills and initiative and have been active inside the classroom/lab as well as outside  Possess a curiosity for the US and American culture  Serve as good ambassadors for the Fulbright Programme and for the UK in the US  Indicate a clear reason for selecting universities and a desire to give back to the UK and the Fulbright Commission upon returning home

12 The Application Process  Online application (provide biographical information, academic & extracurricular accomplishments & study plans.)  Indicate one or more institutions (& specific degree programmes, if applicable) applicant has or will apply to, & provide reasons for choosing institute(s).  A personal statement & study objective statement  Three letters of recommendations are required. Please see our website for more information. Follow us on twitter for application tips

13 Hometown: London, England UK University: St George’s University, London, and the University of Warwick, Medical Sciences US University: Harvard University, Master’s of Public Health, specialising in burn injuries Nic Segaren, Fulbrighter ‘12-13

14 Hometown: London, England UK University: University of Manchester, BA Politics & International Relations US University: University of Denver, Master's in International Security Most recent position: Programme Associate at the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the University of Denver. Pallavi Gulati, Fulbrighter ‘10-11

15 Hometown: Winchester, England UK University: LSE, Bachelor in International Relations US University: Harvard University, Master's in Public Policy Natalie Black, Fulbrighter ‘09-10

16 Fulbright UK Orientation 2013 Fulbright UK Orientation 2012

17 Questions?


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