What can I do to make a great Fulbright application?
April 25, 2006 4:22 AM Subscribe
I am applying for a U.S. Student Fulbright. Any recommendations for putting together a proposal?
posted by k8t to education (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm nearly done with my MA and I'm applying for the fall 2007 Fulbright Program
. I'm applying to Armenia with a proposal for building a participartory "Web 2.0" information site. The lack of transparency information sources has created a situation where gossip = truth. I believe that these gossip social networks could be utilized in the web to have a "truer truth." I set my proposal to professors at the American University of Armenia
and they were really supportive. I've also had a lot of academics and technical people look at my proposal and the response has been very positive. (If anyone here wants to look at my proposal, I'd love the feedback.)
So, I have my draft proposal, I have people to work with in-country, so what can I do to make my application really shine? (I have experience living in Armenia already and sufficient language skills. I have a background in internet and media development in developing countries.) I'm not ethnically Armenian, so I think that this may work in my favour. I've also sent my proposal to my undergrad alma mater's Fulbright rep to look at.
What kinds of things do the admissions committee want to see in proposals? A detailed schedule? Lots of pro-American rah rah rah?