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Fulbright Information Session - Grad Students and Postdocs

Lunch will be provided


The Commons : 331

Date & Time

September 28, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


This event will occur on Wednesday, September 28th, from 12:00 PM (Noon) to 1:00 PM. During this information session Dr. Brian Souders, UMBC's own Fulbright Program Advisor extraordinaire, will talk about three different Fulbright programs graduate students (master's and PhDs and, in some cases, recent alumni) can pursue/apply for; topics that will be included are, what are the differences between those programs, eligibility, how to choose the correct program for you, and how to start the application process.

Fulbright programs: 

Scholar Post-doc program is an option for final year doctoral students for a 1-3 year opportunity overseas, so it can be for recent alumni, but mainly for students in their last year of their doctoral programs.
About Fulbright:

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is earning a Master’s degree or Ph.D. degree, you could be one of more than 2,200 students who receive a Fulbright grant each year to go to one of more than 160 countries worldwide. It awards grants in nearly all fields and disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) fields, and creative and performing arts.

Note: Fulbright Student and Fulbright Scholar require US citizenship at the time of application. Fulbright Hays is US citizens/permanent residents.

For questions or concerns please contact Yarazeth Medina at yarazeth@umbc.edu.