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Study Grant Statement of Grant Purpose Essay

This 2-page document outlines the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of what you are proposing for your Fulbright grant.

The first step is to familiarize yourself with the award summary for your host country and selected award to verify the type of grant you are allowed to propose. Depending on the country and award, applicants may also have the option to propose completing a graduate degree program. Some countries have specific arrangements or named awards for graduate study. In this case, applicants should focus on demonstrating the reasons for pursuing the proposed program at a particular institution in the host country.

For applicants proposing to enroll in graduate degree programs, address the following points:

  • Why do you want to pursue the proposed program in the country to which you are applying?
  • What are your reasons for selecting a particular institution?
  • Do you have the requisite academic/field-specific background to undertake the proposed program?
  • Why do you want to gain a better understanding of the peoples and cultures of your host country? Please demonstrate a commitment to the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activity.
  • Do you have sufficient language skills to successfully complete the program?
  • Do you have the flexibility and dynamism necessary for active involvement in the host country?
Last Updated: 12/29/22