Fulbright-Hays Sample Essays

The following collection of Statements of Grant Purpose are provided by the University of Hawai`i  as examples of successful proposals from past awardees of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. These statements represent a healthy diversity of regions and fields. We hope this will give you an idea of what constitutes a well written proposal.

You should avoid copying these examples. Rather, please use them as a guide to assist you in what has been successful for past applicants and compare the quality of the writing, organization and ideas to your own. Your proposal should stress the unique significance, overall feasibility and generalizable value of your study.

Indonesia, Anthropology

Indonesia, History

Japan, Anthropology

Philippines, Anthropology

Philippines, Linguistics

Thailand, History

Vietnam, Anthropology