Fulbright Application Process and Deadlines

How to Apply

You can choose to apply through Kalamazoo College, or as an At Large candidate.

Applying Through InstitutionApplying At Large
Application Prep WorkshopNo workshop prep
Several early campus deadlines requiredNo early deadlines
Work with Fellowships advisor for feedbackLess structure/timeline to your application
Committee Interview/feedback sessionNot disadvantaged in the review process,
but less input/feedback from mentors
Additional Endorsement Letter

Application Timeline

Application Prep Workshop Session 1
(one multi-week session required, offered in hybrid format)
Register here
April 30 – May 21
Application Prep Workshop Session 2
(one multi-week session required, offered in hybrid format)
Register here
July 16 – August 6
Optional Early Bird Campus DeadlineSecond Sunday in August
Required Campus Deadline #1Fourth Sunday in August
Required Campus Deadline #2Second Wednesday in September
Campus InterviewsSecond, Third, & Fourth weeks of Fall Term
National Application DeadlineSecond Tuesday in October
National Screening CommitteesNovember – December
Commissions/Embassies Foreign Scholarship BoardJanuary – May
Final NotificationMarch – June


While Fulbright applications are long processes, Kalamazoo College has many resources available to help you strengthen your application.

  • Jessica Fowle is the Director of Grants, Fellowships and Research. She is available throughout any application process and has specific experience aiding students in the fulbright process. Applicants can click here to set up an appointment with her or reach her by email.
  • Academic Advisors: Your academic advisor and trusted professors are helpful resources for review of your application. Your application will be strengthened with feedback from multiple perspectives. It’s a good idea to work with people on both the admissions academic aspects of your application.
  • The Writing Center: The Writing Center is available for peer to peer support on any application. Fulbright applicants are welcome and encouraged to visit the Writing Center at any stage of the process in writing and revising their applications.
  • The CCPD: The Center for Career and Professional Development has both student and staff members available for support with applications. Applicants can make an appointment to meet via handshake or visit the Career Studio on the first floor of Dewing Hall.
  • Fulbright Grantees: Applicants may visit the Fulbright Grantee Directory to reach out to people who have been granted Fulbrights. They may also enter “Kalamazoo College” into the search bar titled “U.S Institution at Large” to access Kalamazoo College alumni who have completed Fulbrights.

Advice from Past Applicants

“The K community has valuable resources to help you along the way, so reach out!” -Anonymous

“Start early! Even if it feels too early, it is valuable to book a meeting to discuss a timeline.” -Anonymous

“Take your time with it and really reflect on what you want out of this process. The more you are able to align yourself to your goals throughout the process, the more that genuineness will shine through in your application and make you stand out!” -Anonymous

“Reflect on how each of your jobs have given you applicable skills for this grant. Specificity is so important!” -Anonymous

“This application process is rigorous, but because of this, you will be set up for success in later applications.” -Anonymous