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Fulbright Getting Started Workshops
As you will see from the descriptions below, the workshops in the series are cumulative. Ideally, students will attend all three. However, all students are welcome to attend any and all workshops they can and for which they have the greatest interest.
Getting Started Workshop #1
12:00pm - 1:30pm ~ April 20, Petteruti Lounge — Stephen Robert ´62 Campus Center
This workshop will provide step-by-step tips for beginning to develop a Fulbright application. Discussion topics will include making decisions about countries and types of awards, outreach to host country contacts, and asking for letters of recommendation. We will explore the U.S. Fulbright Student Program website and provide tips on how to get the most out of that rich resource. And we will review the key components of the Fulbright application speaking in some detail about the required essays—the project proposal for both ETA and research award and the personal statement.
Getting Started Workshop #2
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ~ May 2, Petteruti Lounge – Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center
This workshop will center on the Fulbright project proposal essays for research and ETA awards as well as the personal statement. We will discuss the difference among these types of essays and the key elements that each needs to have. For students planning to propose an independent research project, we will provide a step by step guide to writing a research proposal. For those who plan to apply for an ETA, we'll provide a detailed explanation of how to put together a strong ETA proposal. And finally for candidates who wish to apply for a graduate program abroad, we will discuss how to best write a proposal for a graduate program abroad. The workshop will emphasize drafting essays and will also address troubleshooting while a project or plan is evolving.
Getting Started Workshop #3
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm ~ May 10, Petteruti Lounge—Stephen Robert ´62 Campus Center
This workshop will give participants a chance to look closely at samples of winning application essays--both independent research/study grant application essays and English Teaching Assistantship application essays. We will look at these samples together and observe and discuss their organization as well as their strengths and weaknesses. If time permits, we will also ask participants to begin to prepare an outline of one or both of their Fulbright essays—the project proposal and/or the personal statement. This workshop should give students a sense of the various kinds of approaches one can take in preparing a successful Fulbright application.