Fulbright Student Grant for Graduate Study, Research Abroad or English Teaching Assistantship

This award requires university nomination or interview and cannot be applied to directly. Students must work with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships and meet university deadlines.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs. During their grants, Fulbright recipients will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.


  • Campus Deadline: Aug. 26
  • External Deadline: October

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to graduating seniors, recent alumni or graduate students, in all disciplines.
  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Prospective applicants should be aware of country-specific requirements, such as whether or not foreign language proficiency is required.
  • Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree by the start of the program, but have not yet earned a PhD.

How to Apply

Apply online on the Fulbright website.

Selection Process

The UB campus committee will meet with all candidates after the campus deadline.

Campus Liaison

Megan Stewart

Past Award Recipients at UB

Year Name Award
2020 Nicholas Emmanuel Recipient
2020 Lilian Macancela
Caitlyn Sears
Denis Tuttle
2019 Ashley Cercone
Madeline Elminowski
Paige Melin
Haleigh Morgan
Hanna Santanam
Jenny Simon
Matt Straub
Stanzi Vaubel
2019 Mariangela Perrella Alternate
2019 Paige Gagliardi
Kayleigh Hamernik
Nabila Ismail
Madison McEwen
Julia Schoonover
2018 Elizabeth Lessner
Erika Ruhl
Erin Sweene
2018 Kelly Aldinger
Avye Alexandre
Antara Majumdar
2018 Harman Paul Brar
Michael Fiorica
Brentyn Mendel
Anna Porter
Stanzi Vaubel
Leslie Veloz

Jacob Caldwell
Lisa Gagnon
Sushmita Gelda
Ashlee Hart
Farhana Hasan
Sarah Stanford
Michael Surrett

2017 Antara Majumdar
2017 Sean Pears Finalist
2016 Rachel Landau
Sean Pears
Nida Syed
2015 Samah Asfour
Abigail LaPlaca
2015 Karin Hsieh
Greg Przybyla
Shant Tamazian
Jessing Teng
2014 Courtney Burroughs Recipients
2014 Dominique Bertrand
Laura LeVon
2013 Amanda Buonopane Recipient
2013 Marilee Couldron
Lisa Kulka
Jill Ricotta
Saira Siddiqui
2012 Karl Barber
Grace Mukupa
Thawab Shibley
2011 Rachel Hoorwitz
Joseph Lake
Brian McSherry
Justin Parks
Melissa Schindler
2011 Tanya Bucierka Alternate
2009 Katherine Cumberland
Catherine Dunning
Meghana Gadgil
2008 Dale Hess Recipient
2007 Jason Almonte
Karen Corey
Benjamin Costello IV
Elias Rotsos
Roderick Salisbury
N. Andrew Walsh
Melinda Wright
2006 Shifa Ali
George Dalbo
Joshua Gentzke
Carla Sanderson
2005 Brent Anderson
Meghan Fadel
2004 Jordan Berry
Andrew Franklin
Kate Hunter
Susan McGuire
Anthony Noody
2002 Kristin Karl
Alexis Lemon
Nathan McMurray
Tina Song
Andrea Vossler
2000 Nicholas Logue Recipient
1998 Warren Lewis Recipient