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September 5 Institute for International Education (IIE) Fulbright Grant

The 2019-20 Institute for International Education (IIE) Fulbright Grant competition is now open, application materials and guidelines are available on-line at  

The application must be completed online and the website provides full guidelines, instructions, and country-specific information.  Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and proficiency in the host country language. 

 The Graduate Center deadline for students to submit IIE Fulbright applications (including transcripts and reference letters) is Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5:00pm.  This date enables the Graduate Center to transmit evaluated applications to IIE by the early October deadline.  No applications will be accepted after September 5.  Students who have submitted a complete application by September 5 will be asked to attend an interview with a GC Campus Evaluation Committee in late September.

 In preparing your application you are encouraged to work with your faculty adviser.  The Graduate Center’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Rachel Sponzo, can be reached by email,, or by phone, 212-817-7282.  Please note that the Fulbright application is entirely online and all references and language evaluations must be submitted electronically.  Transcripts and letters of affiliation must be scanned and uploaded electronically. 

Guidance and information webinars are organized by IIE thought-out the spring and summer.  The schedule and additional information can be found on the IIE website under Fulbright Events.

If you are thinking of applying, please contact Rachel Sponzo at or 212-817-7282 for additional information.

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