Fulbright mtvU Awards

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The Fulbright Program was created by Congress in 1946 to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchanges.  The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, joined together to create the Fulbright mtvU Fellowship Awards to promote the role of music in mutual understanding, invigorate interest in international education among U.S. college and university students, and further the positive impact of public-private partnerships in public diplomacy.

The Award

The Fulbright mtvU grant is offered to students who seek to conduct research for a project of their own design around an aspect of international musical culture for one academic year.  The projects are designed to promote “the power of music” as a global force for mutual understanding.  Throughout their time abroad, fellows will share their experiences through mtvU print, broadcast, and/or online mediums.  Along with the study of music in a particular cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music related fields such as music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance. Up to four grants will be awarded. 


Candidates must be U.S. citizens.  Preference will be given to candidates that possess the following:

  • Creative projects that have a feasible plan and are conveyed in a dynamic fashion
  • Graduating seniors who meet all host country requirements.

Applications for all countries where there is an active U.S. Student Fulbright Program are encouraged. 

The Application

A Fulbright mtvU Award application consists of the following:

  • Complete the Embark Fulbright Online Application
  • Submit a Documentation and Outreach Plan, which includes an explanation of the applicant’s proposed goals, activities, resources, timeline, and expected results. 

Although there is no Stanford campus process for the Fulbright mtvU awards, interested students should contact the ORC for guidance on the application process as well as review the Fulbright website for details.

Other Fulbright Awards:

Fulbright Grants (U.S. Student Program for Study/Research/ETA)

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship

Multi-media clip:

YouTube Interview wtih a Stanford Fulbright-mtvU award recipient




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