The Fulbright Program:
The Fulbright Scholarship Program was created in 1946 by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright. The purpose of this program is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S and other countries through the exchange of knowledge and skills, and to provide U.S.students with an opportunity for professional development and international experience. Students from almost every discipline imaginable have traveled to 124 different countries on Fulbrights grants and have found the experience invaluable with regards to both the personal and professional benefits it offers.
Fulbright Advising at Cleveland State:
The Center for International Services and Programs at Cleveland State offers Fulbright advising and can help interested students with proposal ideas and proposal writing skills. Interested students are encouraged to contact Education Abroad Coordinator, for applications and guidance.
Application Process at CSU:
Application forms are now online but information booklets are available at the Center for International Services and Programs. Students wishing to apply for a Fulbright grant should make an appointment to meet with Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss proposal ideas. The CISP staff will work with applicants to revise and polish proposals. Preliminary proposals should be submitted to CISP by August 1st, and the finished proposal for an academic year Fulbright should be submitted to CISP no later than October 2nd. After submission to CISP, proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by Cleveland State's Fulbright Review Committee and the applicant will be interviewed. Then the application will be sent on to the first round of evaluation by the U.S. Institute of International Education. If accepted, students will be notified by spring. Interested students are encouraged to contact CISP as soon as possible to begin work on proposals, as the revision process can take up to several months.
CSU students have been very successful with Fulbright applications in the past. Most recently, an '08 graduate of the CSU Honors' Program (Anthropogy/Sociology), Jacklyn Fry, received a Fulbright grant to teach English in South Korea.Click here to visit the official Fulbright web page
The National Security Education Program David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships provide students with the opportunity to specialize in an international area of study and language. The priority of this scholarship is to promote the study of languages and cultures less commonly understood. This fellowship carries with it a service obligation. US citizens that are enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application are eligible.
Marshall Scholarships finance U.S. citizens for two (sometimes 3) years of university study at any British university. At least forty scholars are selected each year from a variety of disciplines. The scholarship includes money for tuition, travel, books, and living expenses. Students should apply within two years of earning their undergraduate degree. Student must have a 3.7 GPA or higher to be considered.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and managed by the Institute of International Education, CESRI is a fellowship opportunity for U.S. graduate students in science and engineering who are seeking a quality hands-on international research experience in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia.
Biomedical engineers can use the Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program to go overseas to help further their careers, and the field of BME. Potential overseas activities could include:
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (normally $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Over $300,000 is available for the 2011-12 competition. Awards are made in all fields.
This scholarship is for students who wish to enroll in a degree program in Taiwan. Recipients will receive a monthly stipend and tuition reimbursement. Students must apply separately for admission to the Taiwanese university of their choice. Application deadline March 31.