Fulbright Grants for U.S. Students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program intends to foster cultural exchange through 3 main types of international post-graduate grant opportunities for U.S. citizens: independent research, graduate study, and teaching English.

CC Fulbright News in 2022-2023:

CC Named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Student Grantees for 4 Finalists for 2022-2023 grant year; 12 CC Students and Alums Named Semifinalists for 2023-2024 grant year

Colorado College among Fulbright Program's prestigious "top producing institutions"

Claire McCallum '22 Wins Fulbright Grant to Teach English in Germany in 2022-2023

Nick Cleveland-Stout '22 Wins Fulbright Grant to Research Political Policy in Brazil in 2023

Grace Evans '22 Wins Fulbright to Teach English in Greenland in 2022-2023

Kate Barnes '19 Wins Fulbright to Study Network Science in Hungary in 2022-2023

Nine CC Students Named Fulbright Semifinalists for 2022-2023 grant year


What is the Fulbright U.S. Student Program?

The Fulbright Program for U.S. Students fosters mutual understanding between nations through one-to-one cultural exchange via one-year post-graduate opportunities for U.S. citizens:

  • Research: grantees conduct an independent, year-long research project in a specific country
  • Study:grantees engage in a year’s worth of graduate study in a specific country
  • English Teaching Assistant (ETA): grantees work as assistant teachers in an English-language classroom in a specific country
Requirements and preferred qualifications vary by country.  Grants include transportation to the host country as well as room, board, and incidental costs for the grant period.

Some countries give Fulbright applicants the opportunity to learn local languages (including Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla/Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu, subject to change) through the Critical Language Enhancement Award, which provides support for intensive language study of three to six months prior to the Fulbright experience.


Application deadlines:

Campus has 2 Fulbright deadlines:

  1. July 1 to notify campus adviser Roy Jo Sartin (rsartin@coloradocollege.edu) of intent to apply
  2. Mid-September (1 month prior to the national deadline in mid-October) to submit application for the campus process

If you are applying through CC (which is recommended for undergraduates and optional for alums), you MUST consult with the campus Fulbright adviser by July 1 and submit your application by the campus deadline in September.


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Roy Jo Sartin
Writing Center Specialist & Fulbright/Erasmus Mundus/JET Adviser


CC Fulbright News:

2021-2022 grant year:

Sierra Takushi '21 Receives Fulbright ETA to Thailand

Grace Perry '19 Receives Fulbright Research Grant to Uruguay

CC Has Record-Tying 12 Fulbright Semifinalists in Range of Disciplines

CC Named a 2019-20 Top Producer of Fulbrights

2020-2021 grant year:

Emma Carlson '20, Study to United Kingdom

Allison Gish '20, ETA to Czech Republic

Natalie Gubbay '20, Research to Argentina

10 Fulbright Semifinalists in 2020

2019-2020 grant year:

Amanda Martin, '19, Research to South Africa

Claire Derry, '19, ETA to Moldova

Beka Adair, '16, Research to Kyrgyz Republic

Lindsey Aronson, '19, ETA to Spain

Camilla Fuller, '19, ETA to Thailand

Rishi Ling, '18, ETA to Taiwan and Princeton in Asia Fellow to Macau

A Record 12 Fulbright Semifinalists in 2019

2018-2019 grant year:

David Andrews, '18, ETA to Brazil

Jared Russell, '18, Anne Wexler Master's Award in Public Policy to Australia

Amanda Cahn, '17, ETA to Indonesia

Soren Frykholm, '16, ETA to Brazil

Ashley Merscher, '08, ETA to Slovak Republic

Seven Fulbright Semifinalists in 2018

2017-2018 grant year:

Teddy Corwin '17, ETA to Germany

Sidharth Tripathi '17, ETA to Czech Republic

Five Fulbright Semifinalists in 2017

2016-2017 grant year:

Matt Liston '13, ETA to Jordan



More information on being a Fulbrighter and the application process:


Matthew Liston '13, Fulbright ETA to Jordan in 2016-2017

Hear Matt's thoughts on the ETA program and application process:

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