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

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7pm ET

If you missed the Info Session, please scroll down to check out the Fulbright video tutorial. Or watch the full recorded event by clicking the button below.




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 deadline is in May.


Key Documents

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 throughout July/early August
  • Submit complete application to RISD - By mid-August
  • Participate in RISD interview - In early/mid-September
  • Submit final application - By late September

Grant Notification

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 lcramer@risd.edu


RISD Fulbright 2024 Video Tutorial


RISD Fulbright Portfolio Tips in 10 Minutes


Learn More About Fulbright

Learn about past RISD Fulbright recipients, see what their experience was like, and even read sample proposals.

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RISD Fulbright Recipients

See the countries and project titles of past RISD Fulbrighters.

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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.

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Tips From A RISD Fulbrighter

Here are some excellent insights from a RISD peer who has actually done it!

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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.

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