International Research and Teaching Opportunities for Students and Scholars

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants -- chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential -- with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals, and artistst to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.

To participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have:

  • at least a Bachelor's degree by the start of the grant. Applicants who hold a doctorate are ineligible.
  • sufficient proficiency in the host country language to carry out the project.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition for the 2016-17 academic year is now open.


  • September 8, 2015, at 2:00pm Pacific Time: CCA Campus Deadline. If you are a currently-enrolled CCA student, you must have CCA affiliation. Check the Fulbright website for CCA-specific information.
  • October 13, 2015, at 2:00pm Pacific Time (5:00pm Eastern Time): final Fulbright Application deadline 

See more information and apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Recent CCA student/alumni Fulbright grantees:

Bean Gilsdorf 2015-16
Victoria DeBlassie 2012-13
Rebeca Najdowski 2010-11
Piero Passacantando 2009-10


The Fulbright Scholar Program

For more than 65 years, American academics, administrators and professionals have taught and conducted research abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Scholars have benefited from an enhanced appreciation of the global impact of their academic specializations, a reinvigorated classroom presence and a desire to become major participants in their home campuses’ internationalization. Fulbright helps faculty and administrators build a “multiplier effect” by infusing cross-cultural perspectives into curricula, revitalizing teaching methods and opening doors for international colleagues and students.

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

Grant Duration:
Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description.  In addition, flexible options may be available.

The Fulbright Core Scholar Program competition for the 2016-17 academic year is now open.

Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2015

See more information and apply for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Recent CCA Fulbright Scholars:

Melinda de Jesús 2011-12, United Kingdom

Thomas McKeag 2013-14, India


For additional information about the Fulbright competition and California College of the Arts, contact:

Holly Castrillon
Manager, Faculty Affairs
Fulbright Program Advisor