What can be included in my project budget?

Your budget will be entirely dependent on your proposed project and the associated costs, it may include direct costs (materials, travel, employee wages, etc.) and indirect costs (living stipend, institutional overhead, fringe costs,etc.)  as outlined in your proposal and agreed upon with your IIE Centennial Fellows Advisor. Significant modifications in the budget must be approved by the IIE Centennial Fellows Advisor. In the budget portion of the application, there is a budget template that we encourage you to use. 


What Fulbright programs are eligible for the IIE Centennial Fellowship?

It does not matter when you completed your Fulbright experience, many programs are eligible. Please fill out page one of the application to check your Fulbright program's eligibility. If you are not eligible, you will not need to complete an application.


Does my Fellowship program need to take place in the same country as my original Fulbright?

No, the project can take place in the U.S., in any country, or entirely virtually.


Can I apply the IIE Centennial Fellowship to a project I am already working on?

For the 2020/21 cycle, all projects must be addressing a problem related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous projects that can pivot to fit this criterion are eligible, any that cannot be, are not eligible this cycle.


Can two Fulbright alumni apply together for a joint project?

Yes, you can apply with a joint project. However, due to our application system all participants will need to submit individual applications. To be an eligible joint project your application must:

  • have the same project name
  • mention your partner’s name in the project abstract
  • have the same project plan and budget
  • be prepared to open a joint/project bank account to receive the funding.

Is my project related to COVID enough to be eligible?

The projects for this cycle must be addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, however it is up to you to make the case in your application how your project fits within these criteria.


When am I considered an eligible Fulbright alumni?

Whenever you complete your Fulbright experience, you are considered an alumni eligible for the IIE Centennial Fellowship. If you were unable to complete your 2019-2020 Fulbright due to COVID-19, you are also eligible for this Fellowship.


Do I need to take a leave of absence from my education/job to participate in the IIE Centennial Fellowship?

No, you can participate in the fellowship while still working or being a full-time student.


What do you mean by contingency plan?

Given the uncertain nature of global movement and safe practices, all projects must include a plan to complete the project assuming strict COVID-19 protocols are in place or are implemented at some point during the course of the project.


Can I apply if I am also using a different grant to fund my project?

Yes, the IIE Centennial Fellowship can be used in addition to other funding.


What is Part A: Additional Information of the Program Information for on the application?

This section is for background on your project regarding if it is new or a continuing project. If your project is new, you can list N/A though you may explain if this new project is indirectly connected to your previous research or experience.


How many recommendations can I submit?

You can only have one recommender registered in the application portal. If they are unable to submit before the deadline, you are able to change your recommender within the application portal.


I would like to set up a phone call to discuss my questions.

Unfortunately, we have received hundreds of applications and inquiries and cannot speak with every interested applicant. Please email us at IIECentennialfellows@iie.org as you encounter questions.