Summer is here! And while you are (hopefully) enjoying some good weather and fun, if you’re thinking about applying for a Fulbright or Watson nomination in the fall, it’s a good idea to begin working on those applications. Below are a few notes for you:

Dean Gates is happy to talk with you, answer questions and review essay drafts. You can email fellowships@middlebury.edu and/or make appointments at go.middlebury.edu/appt .

Make sure you know the internal deadlines and application processes! See https://go.middlebury.edu/fulbright and https://go.middlebury.edu/watson for details. Note: the fellowships office must register Watson applicants in the online Watson system. As of today, everyone who has notified us of their interest has been registered! If you can’t find a link, check your junk/clutter/spam filters. For technical or password problems with the Watson online system, you must contact the Watson office for help.

If you haven’t sent in a preliminary application for Watson or Fulbright, but want to do so now, that is just fine! Alumni, you can apply for Fulbright through Middlebury; you just have to follow our process and campus deadlines.

For more Fulbright info, check out the webinars offered by the Fulbright team–see the schedule here: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/applicants/information-sessions

And a few more Fulbright tips: review the specific country/grant type pages carefully to make sure you are a good fit. Criteria do change sometimes from year to year. Also, Fulbright Nat Geo is back this year! Look out for the webinar on  Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling program on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00pm ET.