Fulbright Information

Information on study/research and English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Awards for 2016-17 is now available on the Fulbright website! see

Fulbright 2016-17 Awards Information


Fulbright Awards  offered through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provide approximately 1,300 grants annually for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships. The Fulbright Award is an internationally known distinction that will open unparalleled opportunities for a year-long experience that changes participants’ lives.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent by the start date of the award. This timeline means that applications are submitted in early fall of senior year for awards starting the following August. And you need not be a current BU student – alumni are also eligible!

Applicants  are very good students with strong academic preparation, who are motivated to study or teach in a specific country.

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Fulbright places recent college graduates and young professionals as English teaching assistants in primary, secondary schools, or universities overseas, improving foreign students’ English-language abilities and knowledge about the U.S. while increasing the U.S. student’s own language skills and knowledge of the host country. Applicants for the ETA are not required to have a Teacher Education degree or formal teacher training; graduates in nearly any major are eligible to apply.

Academic Fulbright Awards fund academic study or research, or a combination of the two. Grants in some countries may be for graduate study. Applicants for this award should generally be proficient in the language of country of study/research, and have excellent and specific reasons for wanting to pursue the project in the chosen country.

Fulbright Awards in the Arts fund practical training in the creative and performing arts. 

All Academic Disciplines are represented by Fulbright project proposals!

Program operates in more than 140 countries, and all academic disciplines are represented by Fulbright project proposals, including the traditional humanities and social sciences; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; emerging interdisciplinary fields; and the creative and performing arts.

Can you succeed as a Fulbright applicant from BU! Absolutely! See the news about Fulbright applicants from Bradley here:


 October 28, 2013 — The U.S. Department of State recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Students. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the October 28 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

 Over 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study have been offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research in over 140 countries throughout the world beginning this fall.  

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 325,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the past 67 years, more than 44,000 students from the United States have benefited from the Fulbright experience.    


You can contact the chair of the campus Fulbright Advisory Committee, Dr. Tim Conley (tkc@bradley.edu) for more information. You can also consult the following faculty members, who are Fulbright Advisory Committee members:

Dr. Charles Bukowski, International Studies cjb@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Jeanie Bukowski, International Studies jbukow@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Christos Nikolopoulos, Computer Science chris@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Christopher Rybak, Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling cjr@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Jenny Tripses, Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling jtripses@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Matthew O'Brien, Marketing mobrien@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Nancy Sherman, Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling nes@fsmail.bradley.edu

Dr. Jean Grant, Teacher Education jeanmar@fsmail.bradley.edu