Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Bulgaria


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4 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin September through to June.

Grantees are expected in Bulgaria at least one week before the beginning of the academic year on October 1. 

The Fulbright Commission organizes an in-country cultural orientation program at the end of September.


Candidate Profile :

Well-qualified candidates will be considered at all degree levels and in all fields, especially the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended

Level: Novice

1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent

Additional Information: Bulgarian language proficiency should be commensurate with the proposed project. The Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission provides a one-time allowance of US$500 for Bulgarian language training during the grant period.


Fulbright Proposal Type:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes, if programs taught in English are available at Bulgarian universities


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliations and submit letters of invitation in their application. Final affiliations are coordinated by the Fulbright Commission. The Commission can also assist in establishing contacts at appropriate institutions.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


Website:

http://www.fulbright.bg/en/

Contact: fulbright@fulbright.bg


1 Bulgarian-Romanian Fulbright Study/Research Grant

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin October through to May.

The first 5 months of the grant will take place in Bulgaria, followed by 4 months in Romania. 

Grantees are expected in Bulgaria at least one week before the beginning of the academic year on October 1. 

The Fulbright Commission organizes an in-country cultural orientation program at the end of September.


Candidate Profile :

Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates. Applications will be considered in the following fields related to Bulgaria and Romania: European studies, East European studies, Balkan studies, Black Sea studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required

Additional Information: Bulgarian or Romanian proficiency is not required. Some study of Bulgarian and Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Affiliation:

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation. If an invitation is not available, they may indicate preferences for affiliation in their application. The Fulbright Commissions assist in establishing contacts at prospective host institutions and coordinate final assignments.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity  please select Bulgarian-Rom Grant from the drop down menu to be considered for this award.


Dependents:

No dependent support is available.


25 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin in September through to June.

The grant period starts on September 1 and the school year opens officially on September 15. Special professional training and Bulgarian language classes will be offered during the first week of September.


Candidate Profile:

Applications at Bachelor's- and Master's-degree levels will be accepted. Preference is given to students with some English language teaching experience and intercultural skills.


Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed in Bulgarian secondary schools. Their assignments will depend on the respective schools’ needs and will not exceed 20 hours per week of teaching English. Details of assignments will develop through communication between selected candidates and designated host institutions.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not Required.

Additional Information: Bulgarian language proficiency is not required. Some study of Bulgarian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Students will be provided with basic language instruction in Bulgarian as part of the in-country orientation.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available.


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.

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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.