Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Open Study/Research Award

2017-2018 Competition Deadline: October 11, 2016 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.

Here are the application components for all grant types.

Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.

 

Field-Specific Award Opportunities

Fulbright Business Grants
Finland: One Fulbright/Lappeenranta University of Technology graduate award is available for a student in the fields of business or technology. The award is primarily aimed at students who wish to complete a full Master’s degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Mexico: Thirteen Binational Internships to enhance knowledge, expertise, and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico are available for students interested in combining coursework in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company conducting international or legal business.

Spain: Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants: One award for full-time study in a one-year International MBA program; One grant for a Master’s in International Management.

Fulbright Journalism & Communication Grants

Germany: Fulbright Beginning Professional Journalist Grants consist of an initial research phase, followed by one or more internships or guest journalist positions at German newspapers, publishers, or television and radio stations. Research and internship affiliation will be arranged by the Fulbright Commission in cooperation with the grantee. Applicants should be beginning journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields with up to seven years of professional experience.

Ireland: The Fulbright-Uversity Masters in Creative Process award enables U.S. citizens to develop their study in one or more of the following fields: Art and Design, Cinema and Broadcast Arts, Creative Technologies, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies, Literature, Arts and Culture and Music at Uversity, a recognized College of the National University of Ireland that provides students with the opportunity to take suites of modules in a number of Ireland’s universities, institutes and private colleges.

Spain: Fulbright-Instituto de Empresa (IE) Masters in Communication or Social Behavioral Sciences - The Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Madrid, one of the world’s leading business schools, offers two awards to pursue any of the following full-time Masters degrees:

  • IE School of Communication
    • Masters in Visual and Digital Media
    • Masters Corporate Communication
  • IE School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Masters in Market Research & Consumer Behavior
    • Masters in Business Analytics & Big Data

Taiwan: The Fulbright-National Chengchi University Awards in International Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and International Communication Studies awards are available to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program in International Studies (IMPIS), Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS), or International Communication Studies (IMICS) at National Chengchi University, a leading university in Taiwan.

Fulbright Grants in Sciences and Public Health

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note some specific grants below:

Canada: The Fulbright Canada STEM Award offers U.S. students support for three years of doctoral study at one of six leading Canadian research universities (McGill University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo) in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics.

Indonesia: The Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards provide scholarships for Americans to study, teach, and conduct research in priority science and technology fields.

Netherlands: The NAF/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research provides a grant for research at one of the seven pediatric oncology centers the Netherlands.

 

Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants

Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants

The Fulbright awards below include the standard benefits (monthly living stipend, health benefits and round-trip airfare) plus tuition coverage for the graduate degree program. Please see the country summary for specific details.

Australia: Fulbright-Anne Wexler Master’s Award in Public Policy

Finland: Fulbright/University of Turku Graduate Awards, Fulbright/Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Awards, Fulbright/University of Helsinki Awards

Iceland: Fulbright/Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture Grant

Ireland: Fulbright/ Dublin City University Taught Master's Program, Fulbright/ University College Dublin Taught Master's Program, Fulbright Study/Research Grant in Irish Language, Fulbright University of Cork Taught Master’s in Creative Writing, Fulbright / University College Cork Masters in Irish Writing & Film Award, Fulbright/Uversity Masters in Creative Process Award

Italy: Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Fulbright Award for a Master in Public Administration at SDA BOCCONI

Mexico: Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants

Netherlands: Fulbright/Maastricht University Scholarship, Fulbright/ VU University Amsterdam Scholarships, Fulbright/ VU University Amsterdam Scholarships, Fulbright/Radboud Scholarship, Fulbright/TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences Scholarship, Fulbright/Erasmus University Rotterdam, Suzana Rodrigues Scholarship

South Korea: Fulbright Korean Studies Graduate Degree Grants

Spain: Instituto de Empresa International MBA Award, Instituto de Empresa Master's in International Management, Instituto de Empresa Master's - Communication or Social & Behavioral Sciences

Taiwan: Fulbright M.A. Degree Program Grants

United Kingdom: Multiple-See UK Partnership Awards

I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.