Thu. Nov 14th, 2019

Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship in US (Fully Funded)

Call Deadline: October 8, 2019, at 5 pm
Duration: 2020-2021
Fellowships will be in the USA 


Program Overview 

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for selected Fulbright US Student grantees to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society.

For the 2020-2021 competition, the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship will accept proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue as an enhancement to their Fulbright research or arts project. Utilizing a variety of storytelling tools—including, but not limited to text, photographs, video, audio/podcasts, public speaking, maps, and graphic illustrations – Storytellers have the opportunity to share their stories, and the stories of those they meet, through National Geographic and social media platforms.



  • Fulbright-National Geographic Fellows must be selected for a Fulbright Study/Research Grant by the eligible country for which they applied and meet the criteria of the Fulbright Study/Research requirements of the host country.
  • Candidates from all fields are encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and talent in storytelling. Candidates must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the Fulbright award.



Application Information 

All application materials, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted in the Fulbright Online Application and Recommendation System by Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 5 pm Eastern Time. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

In addition to the Fulbright Study/Research Application, the following supplemental materials are required and to be uploaded into the application:

  • Storytelling Proposal
  • Storytelling Portfolio and Narrative

Check the Fulbright-National Geographic Application Components section for guidelines on submitting these required materials. Applicants must select “Yes” to “Are you applying for the Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship”.

Email us if you have questions about the Fulbright-National Geographic application.



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