Fulbright Scholarship Competition Campus Timelines
Below are the important dates to be aware of for the Fulbright campus endorsement process. These deadlines are necessarily earlier than the national deadlines to ensure that candidates as well as the Campus Evaluation Committee have adequate time to attend to all aspects of the application, review, endorsement, and submission processes.
Please be advised that before we nominate you or endorse your candidacy for a fellowship competition, we will perform a conduct and academic honesty check to confirm that you are in good disciplinary and academic standing.
Make an appointment with the fellowship office.
All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. unless otherwise indicated; earlier submission is encouraged.
Meet with Fellowships Office to discuss profile and application strategy.
Prepare application essays and discuss with Fellowships Office, faculty advisors, and other mentors.
Recommended deadline for the Prospective Applicant Form and the Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ), required for all candidates seeking application guidance from the Fellowships Office and endorsement by the campus committee. After submission, please contact the Fellowships Office to schedule a consultation.
Preferred deadline for the Fulbright Application Planning Tool.
First draft of Fulbright online application due, including essays. Please do NOT upload University of Rochester transcripts or academic record at this time. Recommendations are not due until August. Be sure to label your essay drafts per the application instructions.
Personal essay: One single-spaced page for all candidates
Submit Fulbright online application via the Fulbright application manager. See also the UR-specific page within the Fulbright website.
Second draft of Fulbright online application due, including essays.
Please do NOT upload University of Rochester transcripts or academic record at this time. Recommendations are not due until August.
Last day to submit application for first-time feedback from the Fellowships Office. If you begin the application process late and are submitting your materials for the first time we cannot guarantee a second review of your application before the August submission deadline.
All applications must be discussed with the Fellowships Office and revised at least once in order to be presented to the Campus Evaluation Committee.
REVISED online application and essays due for presentation to Campus Evaluation Committee.
Recommendations (recommendations are required in advance of the national deadline for campus endorsement process):
Late August – September
Campus Evaluation Committee review of applications and candidate interviews.
Campus endorsement interviews.
Post-interview meetings with Fellowships Office to discuss final application revisions in preparation for national submission.
Make sure your academic record is up-to-date/complete and request UR transcript in advance of the October deadline.
Campus deadline for submission of complete, revised, and FINAL online application, including ALL supporting materials (e.g., references, affiliation letters, transcripts).