Fulbright U.S. Student Program


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7 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin on September 15 through to June 15. Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September and mid-spring. Six-month applications will be considered for Ph.D. candidates and arts/cultural projects.

Candidate Profile:

Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields and at all degree levels that require minimal supervision. The Fulbright Foundation especially encourages applications in: Modern Greek studies, social sciences, education policy, government/public administration, arts /culture, environmental sciences and business.  Graduate level students of classical, Byzantine and contemporary Greece who wish to conduct research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) are also welcome to apply.  A separate application to the ASCSA must be filed simultaneously with the Fulbright application.

Accepted Degree Levels:




Foreign Language Proficiency:


Level: Novice

1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant would be helpful.

Additional Information: Proficiency in Modern Greek is recommended.  University courses are taught in Greek, although individual courses in specific fields may be offered in English.  Students will be provided with one stipend payment to cover Greek language lessons.

Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


It is the applicant’s responsibility to secure an affiliation with a Greek state university or an educational/cultural organization and a letter of affiliation should be submitted with the Fulbright application.  Applicants who are not affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies must have a good knowledge of Modern Greek in order to conduct independent research. Projects must be well-formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. Library and research facilities are generally limited.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will accept and reply to inquiries about project feasibility at info@fulbright.gr.  A brief project statement and short résumé (up to one-page each) should accompany inquiries.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via Skype or telephone.


Dependent support is available.

12 Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellowships

Up to 12 grants are available to recent graduates to serve as Teaching Fellows at the Hellenic American Educational Foundation (HAEF) and act as young ambassadors, strengthening the ties between the Foundation and the United States, and providing a cross-cultural educational experience.  The role of grantees includes infusing their culture, enthusiasm, ideas, language and knowledge into the school’s community.

Grant Period:

10 months.

Grants will begin on September 1 and conclude on July 15.

Candidate Profile:

HAEF encourages enthusiastic, outgoing individuals with a genuine passion for education and a wide spectrum of personal strengths and interests to apply.  The Fellowship is open to recent U.S. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree holders with a record of academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level (due to the entry-level nature of the post, the preferred age limit at the time of application is 26.) Majors in Education and English literature and language (including TESOL/TEFL) are preferred, but are not required. Applicants should be open-minded and adaptable to the experience and challenges of living abroad.  They should be highly motivated, flexible, willing to work on a number of different projects at the same time, and possess a relatively active lifestyle.  Past experience should reflect a desire to work with children and teenagers. Some teaching experience and/or experience in college counselling and admissions will be favored.

HAEF may interview finalists for the Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellowships via Skype or telephone.

Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed at elementary, middle, or high school level and will be involved in activities through-out the school day (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), with the occasional Saturday for specific events. Grantees will teach in supervised English classes and/or work in the HAEF University Applications and Counseling Office and/or the HAEF Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students.  All grantees are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club–the School’s largest English language theater and debate club–where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting.  At the end of the school year, grantees serve as camp counselors at HAEF’s English language Summer Camp in June-July.

Outside school hours, the Fellowship affords ample time and opportunity to explore Greece.  Past Fellows have complemented school responsibilities with travel and cultural exploration.  Due to the intensive nature of this particular ETA program, however, supplementary projects and/or personal research will not be feasible outside of HAEF related activities.

Accepted Degree Levels:



Foreign Language Proficiency:

Not required.

Additional Information: Modern Greek proficiency is not required.  As part of the HAEF Teaching Fellow Program, grantees are expected to attend a Modern Greek language course, which is offered free of charge. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


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.


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.



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.