A campus committee evaluation (CCE) is required for anyone applying through a U.S. institution. To be eligible to receive a CCE, applicants who are applying through The New School must submit all other application components (see previous section) by The New School campus deadline. Applicants who are not applying through The New School or who do not submit all other application components by the New School campus deadline are not eligible to receive the CCE but may continue to apply to Fulbright as an At-Large Candidate by the national application deadline.
The CCE involves completing a campus interview process, the purpose of which is to evaluate the applicant and their application materials, to give constructive criticism to the applicant to assist with final revisions before the national deadline, and to provide comments for the National Screening Committee. This evaluation helps to determine whether an applicant is equipped to cope with living in the host country and whether the applicant is adequately prepared to carry out the proposed project.
The New School organizes campus committee interviews within each New School college. Applicants should contact the campus Fulbright Program advisor or the designated Fulbright Program advisor within their college for more information on this process and what to expect. Following the interview, applicants will receive comments and feedback and have the opportunity to make final edits to their applications in the Fulbright Online Application System before the national deadline.
Although a campus committee evaluation from The New School is designed to inform the National Screening Committee of the university’s recommendation of an applicant's grant proposal, the National Screening Committee recommendation and award selection by the country commissions, embassies, or scholarship boards are determined at the sole discretion of those agencies.