Even though the Fulbright does not require a research proposal with a literature review, the exercise can be essential in developing your proposal. A literature review will help you determine:
These resources highlight important sources in a specific field, and can be a great way to identify important authors and survey what has been written about a specific topic.
Before conducting your search, consider where different disciplines publish their current research. For science, current may be the last few weeks or month. For humanities fields, current research may be books published several years ago!