for Skidmore Students
abroad and study it, and see it, taste it, touch it, feel it, be part
of it. -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
you the woman who was recently given a Fulbright?
-- Paul Simon
grants offer opportunities for either graduate study or teaching assistantships
in foreign countries following graduation. Applicants must devise a
program of study at a foreign university or design a specific project
that requires study and/or teaching in a foreign country. Fulbright
grants cover all expenses, including round-trip transportation, tuition,
and a stipend for living expenses for a full academic year. Grants may
be used to study in over 140 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa,
Asia, Australia, and Oceania.
A few examples:
In 2001 Robert Ingenito received a Fulbright grant to go to the University
of the Philippines to study the anthropology of disaster relief. In
2002 Kelly Sullivan was awarded a Fulbright grant to study creative
writing at Trinity University in Dublin. Skidmore's most recent Fulbright
recipient is Sarah Nicholson. Sarah is now teaching English in Leipzig,
for a Fulbright Fellowship, you must be a United States citizen at the
time of application and must have a B.A. or B.S. degree before the beginning
date of the grant. Although the Fulbright program does not require a
specific grade point average, experience suggests that you should have
at least a 3.4 average to be competitive. You must, of course, have
a good reason for wanting to study in a particular country or at a particular
school abroad. Competition is very keen, but Skidmore students have
been successful in winning Fulbright grants.
Fulbright applications for 2005-06 are due in late September 2004, but
your junior year is the right time to begin thinking about Fulbright
possibilities, discussing them with faculty, etc. You can then write
your proposal in the summer before your senior year. Good Fulbright
proposals usually take quite a bit of lead time, so start early.
Student Program information booklet and a sample of the Fulbright
application form are on reserve at the Skidmore library and in the Office
of the Dean of Studies. The information booklet gives general information
about the Fulbright program and describes opportunities and requirements
for specific countries. Also available at the library and Dean of Studies
Office is a Directory of Students crosslisting recipients and
their projects by subject area and country.
also learn more about Fulbright grants from Professor Matthew Hockenos,
Fulbright Advisor, 323 Tisch Learning Center. E-mail Professor Hockenos
on these Web pages for more information about the student Fulbright
other sources of support for graduate study abroad -- for example, Rhodes
and Marshall Scholarships (although these particular scholarships are
extremely competitive). Click for either the Career
Services' Web site or else the Academic
Advising Web site for information on international scholarships
and fellowships. Contact Career Services to find still other ways to
go abroad after graduation (e.g., the Peace Corps).
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April 15, 2005