Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Study/Research

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

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

Here are the application components for all grant types.

Below are sub-categories of study/research grants highlighting special opportunities that are available in select countries:


Special Grant Opportunities by Field

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 Business 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.

Netherlands: One NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance grant will give a student access to a premier private finance school located in the heart of Europe with world-class faculty and direct links to industry leaders in the world of finance. Duisenberg School of Finance offers MSc programs in Finance and Law, Asset Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Banking, as well as an LLM in Finance and Law and a Ph.D. in Finance.

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-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health
Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships offered in a partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings. Interested candidates are urged to be in touch with the site contact in the appropriate country for information.
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

Ireland: Fulbright/ Dublin City University Taught Master's Program, Fulbright/ University College Dublin Taught Master's Program

Mexico: Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants

Netherlands: NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Fellowship, Fulbright/Maastricht University Scholarship, Fulbright/ VU University Amsterdam Scholarships

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

Turkey: 65th Anniversary Study/Research Grants

United Kingdom: Multiple-See UK Partnership Awards

Fulbright Journalism Grants

Germany: Five Professional Journalism Awards for beginning professional journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields to conduct independent research and serve as interns or guest journalists at newspapers, publishers or television and radio stations in Germany. Candidates must submit writing samples.

Spain: Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants: One grant for a Master’s in Journalism.

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:

Australia: The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for Fulbrighters to undertake postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization). Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply.

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.

Chile: The Chile Science Initiative provides three grants for Master’s-level or Ph.D. students to conduct study/research at specified Chilean universities. Some programs may not require a high level of Spanish proficiency, since much of the work at the Institutes is conducted in English.

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 Research Fellowships provide grants for Ph.D. level candidates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics; the NAF/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research provides a grant for a post-M.D. or Ph.D. in oncology.

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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.

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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.