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2022-23 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship - Fully Funded

2022-23 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship – Fully Funded

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Country: USA
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Application call for 2022-23 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship – Fully Funded. The Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship seeks individuals with a talent for and interest in storytelling.

The Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for selected Fulbright US Student Study/Research 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 2022-2023 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. The National Geographic Society’s focus areas are Oceans, Land, Wildlife, Human History & Cultures, and Human Ingenuity. Storytellers may use a variety of storytelling tools—including, but not limited to writing, photography, video, audio/podcasts, maps, or graphic illustrations to share their stories.

Benefits of 2022-23 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship – Fully Funded

Benefits include:

  • Storytellers will receive standard Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.) and materials and reporting special allowance.
  • Storytellers will receive instruction in storytelling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, public speaking, and other relevant training by National Geographic staff prior to their departure.
  • National Geographic also provides editorial mentorship for Fellows during their Fulbright grant period.
  • Storytellers provide material for National Geographic Society’s Field Notes blog throughout their grant term and have the opportunity to pitch stories for other National Geographic 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.
  • Applications will be accepted for Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowships in any country to which there is an active Fulbright Open Study/Research Award.’

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Application Procedure

  • All application materials, including academic transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted in the Fulbright Online Application and Recommendation System by Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 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

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline12 October,2021
Open toAll Nationalities



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