Fellowships Office

Fulbright Scholarship Competition

UR Campus Calendar

2015-16 Academic Year

Below are the important dates to be aware of for the Fulbright campus endorsement process. These deadlines are necessarily earlier than the established national due dates 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.

(Earlier submission is encouraged. All deadlines are 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.)



23  (through May 20)

Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire (FPQ) required for all candidates seeking advisement from the Fellowships Office and endorsement by the campus committee. Initial due date was 3/23/15. FPQ accepted and reviewed through May 20th for participation in this year’s competition cycle. Fellowships Preliminary Questionnaire


If you are interested in the English Teaching Assistantship, please use our new Fulbright ETA Planning Tool. If you are interested in the Full Grant for study/research, please use our new Fulbright Full Grant Planning Tool.



June 22

Draft of both Fulbright essays and the online application due. Project proposal = 1 single-spaced page for ETA, 2 single-spaced pages for study/research projects. Personal essay = 1 single-spaced page for all candidates. Send essays to the Director of Fellowships at fellowships@rochester.edu as email attachments. Submit Fulbright online application via the Embark application manager. See also the UR-specific page within the Fulbright website.

June 29 – July 29

Discuss application and essay drafts with Fellowships Office: make phone, Skype, or in-office appointment by calling (585) 276-5869.




Revised online application & essays due. Please DO NOT upload UR transcripts; insert a placeholder page where the transcript will be added later.

Recommendation letters (3), ETA reference reports (3), & if necessary, language evaluation. ETA references and language evaluations submitted online via Embark. Full Grant references sent as email attachment to Fellowships Office (fellowships@rochester.edu); Full Grant references to be uploaded via Embark only after the campus interview process.

Late August – Early September

Campus committee review of applications.




Letters of affiliation / invitation (for study/research projects as necessary). Email to Fellowships Office if not already included in online application.

10 – 22

Campus endorsement interviews. (exact dates/times TBD)

18 – 28

Post-interview meetings with Fellowships Office to discuss final application revisions in preparation for national submission (exact dates/times TBD).




Campus deadline for complete, revised, final online application, including all supporting materials (e.g., references, affiliation letters, transcripts).