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Portland State's Black Studies Department has various affiliations resulting from its diverse faculty and staff members.

The department is the oldest Black Studies program in the Pacific Northwest and the only program in the state of Oregon that offers a degree in Black Studies. Over the years, great friendships have been established with other community-based services.

In accordance with different organizations around PSU's campus and Portland such as REAP, Inc., the Urban League of Portland, PSU's Multicultural Center (MCC) as well as student groups such as the Black Cultural Affairs Board (BCAB), Association of African Students (AAS), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Portland State chapter (NAACP), the Black Studies Department at PSU works to serve its community.

Departmental objectives are to provide comprehensive learning programs, community-based learning and service, and an overall heightened sense of awareness about general multicultural, diversity, and gender issues covering the African, Caribbean and African-American experiences. This page is dedicated to providing its viewers with a list of announcements and events either hosted and/or co-sponosred by the Black Studies Department or its affiliates.


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Overseas Research or TA  Fellowships

The 2017-18 competition opened on March 31, 2016!


PSU’s campus deadline is September 8th, 2016 at 5   PM

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General Fulbright Information Sessions for Summer


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

4:00 - 5:00 pm

East Hall 109

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2:30 - 3:30 pm

East Hall 109

Thursday, July 7, 2016

3:30 - 4:30 pm

East Hall 109

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

3:30 - 4:30 pm

East Hall 109

Monday, August 1, 2016

4:00 – 5:00 pm

East Hall 109


Details found at

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a bachelor’s degree at minimum to receive an award. Undergraduate students may apply during their senior year. Graduate students and alumni also encouraged to apply. Please allow at least 8 weeks or more to prepare the application. For research, a well-developed proposal with strong support from your faculty is critical. Proposals focusing on topical and/or innovative issues relevant to the country of application tend to be of particular interest to Fulbright selection committees. English Teaching applicants may be asked to propose a side project/activity.

Ability with the language of the country is important and may improve ones chances of receiving an award.  Start early to develop the necessary language skills!

On-campus interviews will be held during the week of September 19-23, 2016.


Please come to a general info session. Then, if you need more information, contact PSU Fulbright Director, Debra Clemans, at the Office of International Affairs ( Online info sessions also highly recommended.