Fulbright-mtvU Awards ☆

| June 25, 2012

The Fulbright-mtvU Awards are run independently from the traditional Fulbright Grants competition.  The awards are in conjunction with mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour media network for college students, and have a deadline of March 1, 2013.  Here are the details:

Up to four Fulbright-mtvU awards will be available to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields.  Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference will be given to recent graduates.

Preference will be given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan.  In addition to presenting unique projects on music as a global force for mutual understanding, applicants must submit a Documentation and Outreach Plan describing how they intend to share their activities with their peers during their Fulbright year abroad through mtvU print, broadcast and/or online mediums. The Documentation and Outreach Plan form must be uploaded as part of the Fulbright application. Upload instructions can be found in the application.

Applicants are encouraged to consider all aspects of the power of music in developing their proposals.  Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance.

Preference will be given to graduating seniors who meet all host country requirements, including those related to language, affiliation and program start dates.  Please refer to the Participating Country Summaries for details.

The deadline for submission of the Fulbright-mtvU Online Application is March 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

All supporting academic credentials, including academic transcripts and letters of reference must also be submitted in the Embark Online Application and Reference System by this date. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

Please carefully review the Fulbright-mtvU Application Components and Application Tips sections, as they differ from those of the traditional Fulbright grant.

Fulbright-mtvU applicants with questions should call (212) 984-5366.