Fulbright Application Resources

Here is everything you need to know when applying to Fulbright. We will be continuously adding resources to this page during the application process, so check back! Still have questions? Email

Fulbright Application Resources for 2025-2026 Cycle

Exploring Fulbright: new to Fulbright? Start here.
  • Getting Started Powerpoint: Just getting started with Fulbright? Read through this powerpoint and follow the steps at the end of the presentation.
  • Interest Form: Ready to schedule your first meeting about Fulbright? Complete this interest form and send it, along with a current resume, to to schedule a meeting.
Application Process: ready to learn about applying to Fulbright? Use these resources.
  • Application Process: Your guide to the process of applying to Fulbright through the College of Charleston.
  • Application Timeline: Our office’s suggested timeline for students intending to apply to Fulbright. While students are not required to follow this schedule in order to work with our office or submit through the College of Charleston, students who follow this timeline will receive priority in working with our office.
  • Country and Grant Choice: Fill out this form to indicate to us which country and grant you have chosen for your application.
Getting Started: time to start working on your application? Start with these exercises and guides.
  • Writing Workshop Powerpoints: Need help getting started with your writing? Complete the writing exercises in this powerpoint for S/R candidates and in this powerpoint for ETA candidates.
  • CofC Guide to Fulbright: Ready to start on the drafts of your Fulbright application materials? Use this guide and its resources before you start writing.

Statement of Grant Purpose Resources

Personal Statement Resources

Asking for a Letter of Recommendation

  • Full List of Requirements
    • ETA: Three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one (1) needs to be non-academic
    • Open Study/Research: Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Helpful Tips
    • A visual breakdown of who to ask, when, and how to follow up.
  • To check out our email template, click here.
  • For more information about asking for letters of recommendation, read this.

Letters of Affiliation

  • Letters of Affiliation
    • What is a letter of affiliation? Here’s the answer, as well as everything you need to know about obtaining one.
    • Who needs to get one? Open-Study Research applicants. 
  • Tips for Asking a Potential Affiliate: Resources for Students
    • This is a great document for resources and contacts to use when looking for a mentor or advisor in your host country or organization.
  • Letter of Affiliation Email Template
    • This email template may have information that is useful when writing your own introductory email—however, the circumstances of asking for an affiliate vary between individual applicants.
    • This is an example of what you might want to include.

General Fulbright Resources

  • Fulbright Workshop Presentation
    • A complete breakdown of the Fulbright Scholars Program and the types of grants offered
  • Worksheet: Discovering Your Fulbright Award
    • Use this to think about your experience, any countries of interest, and experiences to highlight on your application!
  • Explore: Fulbright website
    • Check out the dropdown menus to find out more information on awards types, countries, application components, etc.

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