Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The 2019-2020 Application Process is underway!
Two SVA applicants selected as Semi-Finalists for 2018-2019 Grant!
These students and alumna put in significant work on preparing their Fulbright applications over the last year–crafting research proposals, developming essays, and securing in-country support networks to see their projects through. They have been officially recommended by the Fulbright National Screening Committe in the U.S., and will now go on for review by their proposed host countries. Finalists are selected in late spring. We are so proud of the hard work they put into this rigorous application process, and wish them the best of luck in the final stage!
BFA Photography & Video '16
Fulbright Program: Study/Research Grant, Mexico
Samantha proposed a year-long photo research project on the quincenera traditions of girls and women based in Mexico City.
MA Curatorial Practice '18
Fulbright Program: Study/Research, Germany
Jasa has proposed a year-long curatorial project in Berlin to further exhibition opportunities and exposure for female artists in Europe and around the world.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to students and alumni of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This prestigious program offers one-year grants for study and research projects across the world, allowing matriculated students to further pursue their projects while immersing themselves in a foreign country and its cultures. These self-designed projects span a wide variety of fields, including studio art, design, curatorial practice, art history, and other academic areas, and offer an opportunity to engage with the surrounding community in a cultural exchange of ideas, practices, and viewpoints.
What It Means To Apply for Fulbright Through SVA
Anyone can apply for a Fulbright grant regardless of college/university affiliation, but if you decide to apply through SVA, then the College will officially endorse you, which significantly helps your application. You will work with SVA's Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA), Tricia Ross (Anna Ogier-Bloomer is on leave), to get endorsed.
However, if you've gone on for another degree after completing one at SVA, you should try to apply through your most recent academic institution. Email [email protected] with questions anytime.
The Role of the FPA at SVA
SVA's FPA will help guide you through the application process, will clarify grant requirements, help you work through your project proposal, review and edit your statements, and provide portfolio feedback. The FPA schedules your interview with the Campus Review Committee, completes a form reviewing your application, and officially endorses you on behalf of the School of Visual Arts, which is a critical component of your application.
Basics to know about Fulbright before proceeding:
- You must have completed an undergraduate degree by the time your grant would commence
- Grants last for one academic year and you must remain in your host country for all of that time
- Open to undergraduate and graduate degree students and alumni
- Applicants applying through SVA must adhere to our internal deadlines outlined below and must meet with SVA's Fulbright Program Advisor at least once before applying
- There is no limit to how many times you can receive a Fulbright grant
- You are strongly encouraged to re-apply if you are not selected the first time
- Open only to U.S. citizens