Information Sessions and Workshops


Fulbright 101:  Last Chance!
Wed. June 1, 7-8 pm

Writing a Fulbright Personal Statement:  Fireside Chat plus questions
Wed. June 8, 7-8 pm

Fulbright Statement of Grant Purpose:  Study Research
MON JUNE 13,  7-8pm

Fulbright Statement of Grant Purpose:  English Teaching Assistant
WED JUNE 15, 7-8pm

Fulbright, Making Plans for Community Engagement
Wed. July 6, 7-8pm 

Fulbright Personal Statement:  Making Your Opening Actually Interesting
Tues. July 12, 7-8pm

Preparing for the Fulbright Interview
Tues. Aug. 23, 7-8pm


FALL 2021

Udall Scholarship, Truman Scholarship & Davis Projects for Peace awards - Joint Information Session

You are invited to join the Fellowships Office for a joint information session for these three awards.

Monday, November 8, 2021, 5:00pm ET
Morey Hall, Room 504

Want to learn more? Click the links below to see the Campus Timelines.

Udall Scholarship
Truman Scholarship
Davis Projects for Peace


DAAD RISE - Information Session

Interested in spending next summer in Germany doing research?  Join us for an information session about the DAAD Research in Science and Engineering (RISE).

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
5:30pm ET

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Intro to Fulbright

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
2:00-3:30pm ET

Are you thinking about Fulbright? It's not too early to get started! Join the Fellowships Office and IIE for an Intro to Fulbright. This group intro session will be held on Nov. 16 at 2pm. It covers the basics of Fulbright, beginning with a presentation from IIE, who manages Fulbright. Then we'll move into a session focusing specifically on the UR Fulbright process and includes a visit from some UR alumni Fulbrighters. You will need to register to get the zoom link.

Register here:


Critical Language Scholarship - Workshop Session

Are you working on a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) application? You are not alone! 
You are invited to join the Fellowships Office for a zoom workshop to go over the application questions as a group:
In addition, there are multiple opportunities to view upcoming and past webinars about the scholarship on the CLS website here:  
These CLS webinars include multiple Alumni Panel Q&A's, General Info Sessions, Office Hours, and language-specific sessions for you to view.  Please take advantage of this terrific resource as you prepare your application.
CLS applications are due November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm Eastern


National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - Information Session

Are you planning to apply to grad school in either social science or STEM? Are you a US citizen or permanent resident? You should be applying for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship offers money for grad school. There's no minimum GPA for applicants. This should be a no-brainer: if you're applying to grad school, you should also apply to this program.
The Fellowships Office will host a zoom informational session on this fellowship and its application process.
When: Tuesday Sept. 7 at 7:00pm EST. The meeting will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
Want to learn more? Visit the GRFP webpage:


IIE hosts Fulbright webinars

Are you thinking about applying to Fulbright? Consider attending an IIE (Institute of International Education) webinar. IIE manages the Fulbright US Student Program, and offers webinars from the general to the very specific (targeted webinars for arts applicants, or for applicants who want to enroll in a graduate degree program). You can find a list of these sessions (with registration information) on the Fulbright US Student Program webpage. They also record and save previous webinars, so you can watch them on your own schedule. Upcoming webinars include:

· ETA Alumni Ambassador Panel

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to teach English abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
  • May 4th at 3pm ET REGISTER HERE

· Independent Research Alumni Ambassador Panel

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to conduct research through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. 
  • May 5th at 1pm ET REGISTER HERE

· Graduate Degree Enrollment Alumni Ambassador Panel

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to enroll in graduate degree programs abroad 
  • May 6th at 2pm ET REGISTER HERE

· Creative and Performing Arts Alumni Ambassador Panel

  • Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors share their stories and answer your questions about opportunities to pursue artistic endeavors abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. 
  • May 7th at 4pm ET REGISTER HERE



Schwarzman Scholars Information Session

You could be the UR's next Schwarzman Scholar. Apply for a one-year, fully-funded master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world.  If you have a passport from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, the deadline is approaching quickly: May 20th. For everyone else, the deadline is September 21.

Join the Fellowships Office, UR's current Schwarzman Scholars, and program representatatives for an informational session about the program. This is open to all class years, but will be especially relevant for juniors and seniors. This fellowship is open to all nationalities and all majors--but you need big ambition, a clear plan for the future, strong academic aptitude, and proven leadership ability.

Thursday, April 29, 12:00pm EST



Fulbright 101 Information Sessions

The Fulbright U.S. Student Grant competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and designed to promote mutual understanding and peace between the United States and other nations through educational and cultural exchange. It offers college graduates opportunities for career-launching study, teaching, and research abroad.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is for seniors, current graduate students, and recent alumni who are US citizens and wish to spend a year abroad. There are over 140 cooperating countries from which to choose. Learn more about the Fulbright program and application process at one of the following information sessions:

New Sessions added:

Tuesday, March 23, from 12:00-1:00pm EST

Friday, March 26, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Please register HERE


Tuesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30pm

Thursday, February 25, 1:00-2:00pm


Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Program, Group General Session 

This session will be hosted by the Institute for International Education with Breakout Room for UR Participants.  This event begins with a group general session presentation regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Program with participants from multiple universities.  Once the general session portion has ended, there will be a Breakout Room specifically for those participants who are from the University of Rochester.   (students need to register and will receive the Zoom link to join meeting)

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2:00 pm

UR students please register here


2022 Fulbright Student Grants: STEM Graduate Study / Independent Research

This Fulbright information session will focus on the essentials of the application for students interested in writing research proposals for Independent Research or to pursue STEM Graduate Study work.  

Friday, March 5th, 2:00 pm

Please register HERE



FALL 2020

DAAD-RISE Information Session

How does a summer of STEM research in Germany sound? If you're a sophomore or junior, get ready. The DAAD RISE application goes live on November 1. That gives you a month and a half to get your application together before the Dec. 15 deadline!

To learn more about DAAD-RISE, join us for a Zoom information session on:

Wednesday, November 4, 5:30-6:30pm

Please register HERE 



Davis Projects for Peace Information Session

What would YOU do with $10,000 to foster peace?

The Davis Projects for Peace is a grant given each year to one UR undergraduate (or team of undergraduates) to create a grassroots project to foster peace. This fellowship is open to students of all nationalities and majors, from first years to seniors.

Want to learn more? Join the Fellowships Office for a zoom information session.

Wednesday, October 28, 1:00-2:00pm.  Please register HERE



Ask Me Anything...About Fellowships

If you have questions about fellowships, we're happy to answer them! Drop in to an ultra-informal "Ask Me Anything" zoom session.  Stop by for a few minutes or stay for a while--we are happy to take even really basic questions (such as "What is a fellowship?").  All Times are 12:30-1:30pm.   

Tuesday, October 27 

Tuesday, November 10

Tuesday, November 24

Tuesday, December 8 

Please register for a Zoom session (beforehand is helpful, but you can also register immediately before joining us):

Register Here  


The Fellowships Office is hosting a virtual information session on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m., on three programs that can support your preparation for careers in this field.

Featured participants: Director of Diplomatic Fellowships (for Rangel & Pickering) Patricia Scroggs, Howard University, and University of Rochester International Relations alumna Justine King '15/2016 Rangel Graduate Fellow.

Eligibility criteria for these programs:

  • US citizenship
  • Minimum 3.2/4.0 cumulative GPA

If you would like to attend please register online.