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7 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to 7 grants are available to recent university and college graduates who would like to conduct independent research and/or to study in Greece during academic year 2019-2020.  See "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin on September 15 through to June 15. Six-month applications will be considered for Ph.D. candidates and independent arts/cultural projects.

Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September 2019 and a seminar in Spring 2020.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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.

Student Advising/Research Grant: Up to one grant will be offered to combine personal research and working with local students seeking admission to U.S. colleges and universities, allowing the grantees to contribute towards international education and cultural exchange.  This assignment requires approximately 15 hours service per week at the EducationUSA Center at the Fulbright office in Athens.  Preference will be given to candidates with some experience in undergraduate admissions, counselling and/or who have worked with high school students through book clubs and SAT test preparation.  Fulbright Greece is seeking candidates who can help promote U.S. undergraduate and graduate studies, the Liberal Arts and the U.S. educational system, student exchanges and Study Abroad opportunities.

Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Up to one grant will be offered for enrollment at the MA in Southeast European Studies.  The grant will cover tuition and fees for this intensive one-year graduate program, taught in English, and the only graduate program in the English language at University of Athens.  The program is primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities (politics, sociology, economics, social anthropology, political and social history, Balkan studies, Modern Greek Studies, journalism, etc).  Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Proficiency in Modern Greek is not required. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.  During their grant term in Greece, students will be provided with a small stipend for 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.  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  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.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Tuition and related fees will be provided for enrollment at the Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Special Application Instructions

Candidates interested in the Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, must also be admitted to this program.  The application process is the sole responsibility of the applicant.


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Nicholas Tourides

Additional Online Resources

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