Planning to Apply


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Flood Watch

A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Watauga County from 8 am Monday, April 23 until 4 pm Tuesday, April 24. This includes Appalachian State University. A prolonged period of moderate to occasionally heavy rain may result in small streams and creeks flooding. Be alert for rising water in flood prone areas. Have a plan to quickly evacuate should flooding occur. In addition to the flood watch, a wind advisory is also in effect from 12 am Monday, April 23 until 12 am Tuesday, April 24. Wind gusts up to 50 mph possible.

Posted at 6:27pm on April 22, 2018 via Blackboard Connect.

Planning to Apply for Fulbright

  1. Plan 1-2 years in advance of intended departure
  2. Talk with your department chair, dean, past Appalachian State Fulbrighters, and one of the App State Fulbright liaisons.
  3. Explore by attending Fulbright information workshops/sessions (held once a semester) at Appalachian State.
  4. Enlist coaching from Office of Research to support your application.
  5. Work with the Office of Research and your chair to calculate an agreed upon budget.
  6. Apply by the relevant deadline. Refer to Timeline for more information.

For an overview of the available Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs click here.


Types of Fulbright Awards

Core Fulbright Scholars Program

  • Core Fulbright grant awards are typically for lecturing and research on a topic of expertise. Some are for research only 

  • Length: 4-9 months

  • Application deadline: August 1

Fulbright Specialist Program

  • This program provides short-term academic opportunities to collaborate with host institutions.

  • Length: 2-6 weeks

  • Application deadline: ongoing

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

  • Reap the benefits of comparative education by visiting another country to learn about its system of higher education.

  • Length: 2 weeks

  • Application deadlines:

    • India - October 1

    • Japan and South Korea - November 1

    • United Kingdom, France and Germany - February 1

Application Timeline and Deadlines

  • February 1: Fulbright Applications open (Fulbright website)
  • April 30: Internal Application deadline to Office of Research for peer review (highly recommended but optional support service to faculty)
  • July 15: Deadline to fill out and upload your application into the AGrants internal routing system, via the Office of Research
  • August 1: Application deadline to Fulbright