The Fairfield Fulbright Story
More than 60 Fairfield University graduating seniors have been awarded a Fulbright - a year-long scholarship that supports post-graduate study, research, work, or teaching in another country. Established in 1946 by Congress, this government-sponsored program funds the studies and research of more than 1,450 U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artists in over 155 foreign countries annually.
The Fulbright program - which aims to increase mutual understanding between people of the U.S. and of other countries - is aligned with Fairfield's mission of fostering values of global awareness, cross-cultural learning, and independent intellectual thought.
Fairfield graduating seniors from 41 majors and 16 interdisciplinary minors ranging from biology and nursing to philosophy and politics have won Fulbrights. Fairfield seniors from all disciplines are invited to apply.
Important Information for the Fulbright 2015-16 Application
The campus deadline to submit your 2015-16 Fulbright application through Fairfield University is Tuesday, July 31, 2014. Afterwards, all submitted applications will be subject to review by a campus panel of experts. You will be invited to give a brief presentation of your proposal and to entertain questions from your review panel. You will then have until Friday, October 10, 2014 to submit revised applications. Fulbright advisers will submit all completed applications to the Fulbright US Student Programs office by Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
For more information, contact Dr. Mary Frances Malone, Associate Academic Vice President for Academic Affairs, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2142, Dr. Janie Leatherman, Professor of Politics and International Studies by email or phone, (203) 254-4000 ext. 3429, or Jermain Griffin, Associate Director of International Studies, by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2865.
Check out the list of Fulbright awardees to find out where our students went and what they studied.
Congratulations to Daniel Jones '13 for his Fulbright to El Salvador. Jones, a politics major and anthropology minor, will study family and community engagment in rural El Salvador.
Check out a video of three recent Fulbright awardees from 2012-13