Deadline: October 8, 2019, 5 p.m.

Eligibility: in any country where is an active Fulbright Research Award/ Open Study with the exception of China.


If you like geography storytelling, Fulbright and National Geographic you are the right candidate, so do not lose time and apply for this great opportunity.

The Fellowship is a part of the U.S. Student Program of Fulbright and it gives chance to chosen Fulbright US Student grantees to take part in scholastic year of narrating on an internationally important topic.

This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the National Geographic Society and the U.S. Department of State.

Competition will accept offers to which aims in-depth review of a worldwide issue as a promotion to their Fulbright arts project or research. Using of different of narrating tools is possible like, but not limited to: photography, text, public speaking, graphic illustrations, video, maps, podcasts, audio.

Storytellers can share their stories, and the stories of other people they meet, via National Geographic and different social media platforms channels.

Furthermore, to the usual Fulbright benefits (including for funding for the travel, health insurance, stipend etc.) and reporting special allowance, Fellows will receive instruction in storytelling techniques, including video production, blog writing, public speaking, photography, and other training by the staff of National Geographic before the start of the Fellowship.

The Fellowship looks for candidates with an interest and talent for storytelling. This year, National Geographic has a strong interest in initiatives focused on Water and Oceans, with a concrete interest in biodiversity, fishery management and community coastal, and plastics. Initiative proposals on different topics of interest, including but not limited to culture, science and conservation, will also be eligible and reviewed.

Within the period of the grant National Geographic will provide editorial mentorship to the Fellows. Within the grant term Fellows should provide different materials for the Explorers blog of National Geographic on a frequent basis.

The National Geographic Society supports exploration, research, and conservation throughout the world with a focus on initiatives that emphasize technology, science, and storytelling to help protect species that are in risk, better understand human culture and history, and conserve some of the last wild places in the earth.


Encouraged to apply are applicants from all fields.

Preference have applicants with demonstrated talent and experience in storytelling.

Applicants should have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the beginning of the Fulbright award.


Permanent residents and Non-U.S. citizens are not eligible.

Not eligible are candidates to the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program.

Not eligible are current National Geographic and State Department staff, or persons currently on assignment or working with grants funded by the abovementioned organizations.

Candidates with a previous association with State Department, National Geographic, or Fulbright, will be strictly judged on basis of merit on their project proposals. No priority will be given to candidates with previous connections to the above mentioned organizations.

Former National Geographic employees, staff, and grantees are eligible to apply. Employees of the U.S. Department of State, and their immediate families, for a period ending one year following termination of such employment. This provision does not include part-time or consultants, contract employees and temporary employees of the Department of State, unless such people perform services related to the Bureau’s exchange programs.

Applicants can not apply for more than 1 type of Fulbright U.S. Student grant, including Study/Research and ETA grants, in a given competition round.

Applicants can not apply to the U.S. Fulbright Student Program and the Fulbright Scholar Program in the same competition round.

Detailed information about the Eligibility and Ineligibility is available HERE

More information is available HERE

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