Fulbright U.S. Student Program - Open Study/Research Awards
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Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Oct 8, 2020 2:00pm PDT
Applicant type: Graduate Student Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional
Funding uses: Research, Fellowship
Location of project: Australia and New Zealand; Melanesia; Northern Europe; Albania; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Austria; Bahrain; Bangladesh; Belgium; Benin; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The; Costa Rica; Croatia; Czech Republic; Côte D'Ivoire; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; France; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Germany; Ghana; Gibraltar; Greece; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Holy See (Vatican City State); Honduras; Hong Kong; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kiribati; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Lesotho; Luxembourg; Macao; Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Martinique; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova, Republic of; Monaco; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nauru; Nepal; Netherlands; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Niue; Oman; Palestine, State of; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Pitcairn; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Saint Kitts And Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent And The Grenadines; Samoa; San Marino; Senegal; Serbia; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Slovenia; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Switzerland; Taiwan, Republic Of China; Tajikistan; Thailand; Tokelau; Trinidad and Tobago; Tuvalu; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Vietnam; Wallis and Futuna; American Samoa; Guam; Northern Mariana Islands Show all
Location of residency: Anywhere in the world
Location of citizenship: United States
Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their PhDView website Save
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.
During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.
Program requirements vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details. Country summaries can be found here.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program include:
- Recent graduates:
- Graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients have some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience related to the project.
- Master's and doctoral candidates:
- Graduate-level candidates must demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying.
- Young professionals, including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields:
- Competitive candidates who have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying will be considered.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application.
- Applicants must have a conferred bachelor's degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant.
- In the creative and performing arts, four years of professional training and/or experience meets the basic eligibility requirement.
- Applicants must be in good health.
- Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Certificate from a physician.
- Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country sufficient to communicate with the people and to carry out the proposed study/research.
- This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities.
- Applicants may hold a J.D. at the time of application.
- Doctors of Medicine may receive grants for advanced academic study, but not for internships or residencies.
- Strong preference in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is for those who have not previously held a Fulbright grant.
- For the 2020-2021 competition, recipients of grants in 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 will be at a competitive disadvantage, but are still eligible to apply, provided they continue to meet all other eligibility requirements.
- Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States.
- Foreign study during the junior year or other periods of undergraduate study that are integral parts of the curricula of American institutions will not be considered a disadvantage.
- Candidates who have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months, not counting undergraduate study abroad are preferred.
- Duty abroad in the Armed Forces of the United States is not considered disqualifying within the meaning of this section.
- For most programs, applicants who have had extensive previous foreign experience in the host country are at a competitive disadvantage, but are still eligible to apply.
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