A prestigious award that funds an independently-driven artistic research project abroad.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed Study/Research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs for 9-12 months in a participating country outside the U.S. During their grants, Fulbrighters meet, work, live with, and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through thoughtfully designed project activities, research, and artistic practice, Fulbrighters have meaningful engagement in the community and promote mutual understanding.
RISD Fulbright Info Session
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RISD Fulbright Process
Enrolled Seniors, Fifth Years, and Graduate Students, and recent alumni up to three years after graduation may apply through RISD. Students may begin the application process in their Junior year but can not submit an application until the fall of their Senior year. Applicants must have a bachelor degree before the start of the grant and must be a U.S. citizen.
If you are interested in applying through RISD, you must meet our internal deadlines and carefully review the following two important documents. The first deadlines are in May.
RISD Fulbright Checklist and Deadlines
RISD Fulbright Getting Started
RISD’s Internal Deadlines
- Kick-start Meeting with RISD Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA) – by mid/late May
- First Drafts Due - By early June
- Developed Drafts - Recommended in July/early August
- Submit complete application to RISD - By mid-August
- Participate in RISD interview - End of August
- Submit final application to RISD - By mid/late September
Fulbright notifies applicants of their decisions in Winter/Spring of the following year. Grants begin in Fall of the following year OR winter of the next year.
Meet With A RISD Advisor
Schedule a Meeting
For questions, contact RISD’s Fulbright Program Advisor, Lisa Cramer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
RISD Fulbright 2022 Video Tutorial
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Learn More About Fulbright
Learn about past RISD Fulbright recipients, see what their experience was like, and even read sample proposals.
RISD Fulbright Recipients
The Rhode Island School of Design is a top producing Fulbright institution. See the countries and project titles of past RISD Fulbrighters.
RISD Fulbrighters Showcase
Explore the amazing stories of RISD's Fulbright recipients, see their work, and photos of their experience on the RISD Fulbright Website.
Tips From A RISD Fulbrighter
Here are some excellent insights from a RISD peer who has actually done it!
RISD Fulbright Sample Proposals
Take a peak at excerpts of successful RISD Fulbright proposal statements.
Sample Proposal - Colombia/Design
Sample Proposal - South Korea/Painting
Explore the Official Fulbright Website
The U.S. Student Program Website is especially important for country research. Each country has special requirements and preferences, which are updated every April.