On Tuesday, October 13th, 50 Syracuse University students and alumni submitted applications for the nationally competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program. With five more applications submitted than last year, this marks the most applicants Syracuse University has ever had for this award! The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs outside of the U.S. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree prior to the start of their grant.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.

This year's applicants applied to countries across the globe, including Malaysia, Greenland, Cyprus, Spain, Taiwan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, South Africa, South Korea, and Vietnam. Applicants sought grants for English Teaching Assistantships, master's degree funding, archaeological research, and independent photography projects, just to name a few!

Semi-finalists will be announced at the end of January 2021, and finalists will be announced between March - May 2021.

CFSA is so very proud of our applicants, and encourage the SU community to share in our excitement for their accomplishment!