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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 2024-2025 Fulbright competition cycle. 

Fulbright Kickoff 

  • Date: Wed, March 6, 2024 
  • Time: 12:30-2:00pm 
  • Location: Zoom

Fulbright: ETA Grants 

  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 
  • Time: 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Location: Zoom

Fulbright: Research Grants 

  • Date: Tuesday, March 26 
  • Time: 4:00-5:00pm 
  • Location: Zoom

Fulbright: Applying as a PhD Student

  • Date: Wednesday, April 3 
  • Time: 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Location: Zoom

Fulbright: Study Grants 

  • Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 
  • Time: 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Location: Zoom

Final Fulbright Session 

  • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 
  • Time: 12:30-1:30pm 
  • Location: Bender Library 150

First Assignments Due: June 2024

Campus Deadline: Early September 2024

National Deadline: Mid-October 2024