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Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Goes By: Fulbright National Geographic

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Fulbright Campus Nomination Deadline
Wednesday, August 14, 2024
12:00 PM

About this Fellowship

Award provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in a country that offers Fulbright research/creative arts grants, on a globally significant theme.

Applicants must submit a Fulbright grant application for a research or creative arts grant following the campus process for the Fulbright US Student Program. If recommended and named a semi-finalist in January, applicants would then submit additional materials related to the story-telling they seek to do through the Nat Geo award.

Through the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Fulbrighters will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue as an enhancement to their Fulbright research or arts project. Utilizing a variety of storytelling tools—including, but not limited to text, photography, video, audio/podcasts, public speaking, maps, and graphic illustrations - Storytellers have the opportunity to share their stories, and the stories of those they meet, through National Geographic and social media platforms.

In addition to receiving standard Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.) and a materials and reporting special allowance, Storytellers 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 provide editorial mentorship for Fellows during their Fulbright grant period. Storytellers provide material for National Geographic’s Explorers blog on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term.

The National Geographic Society supports research, exploration, and conservation throughout the globe with a focus on projects that emphasize science, technology, and storytelling to help protect species-at-risk, better understand human history and culture, and conserve some of our planet’s last wild places.

Award Value

Fellows receive funds for travel, a living stipend, and health benefits as well as a modest professional stipend.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral, Professional Degree: Health Sciences, Professional Degree: Business, Professional Degree: Law

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required Yes

Last updated: November 28, 2023

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