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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period is early September through late May.

There will be a mandatory in-country orientation at the beginning of the grant period.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but those conducting research for a Ph.D. are preferred. Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields. Interdisciplinary studies and projects in conflict resolution are particularly welcome. A preference will be given to projects that involve research related to both Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: No Greek or Turkish skills are required unless they are required to carry out your project. Some study of Greek or Turkish prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Please be aware that the Cypriot dialect is quite different from mainland Greek and Turkish. Grantees should be familiar with the political situation in Cyprus and sensitivities between the two communities in planning their grant activities, even when the proposed research project may not seem to involve politics.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Applicants are required to secure an affiliation with a host institution and include a letter of affiliation with their application. Affiliations are a requirement for American researchers to successfully secure a researcher visa in Cyprus. The Embassy can provide assistance, but the host institution must be approved by the local Research Promotion Foundation and thus be able to issue Hosting Agreements. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI), the Cyprus Museum, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology, the European University, and the University of Nicosia have all successfully served as hosts for grantees. Applicants are asked to clarify directly with the Fulbright Program Coordinator at the Embassy if an affiliation is feasible. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Tuition fees are not covered by this grant.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in Cyprus are not eligible.

Candidates with dual U.S.-Cypriot citizenship are given second priority.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://cy.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Dr. Sondra Sainsbury