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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

Grants begin in October and end in June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington, D.C. in June or July as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Graduate-level students (Master's and above) who are able and willing to undertake very independent research projects in their degree field are preferred.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Original, strong academic research by U.S. Fulbright students in Slovenia in the humanities and social sciences cannot be carried out without a strong working knowledge of the Slovenian language, as the availability of primary data in these fields in English is not generally available. Knowledge of Slovenian language is less of an issue for projects in the field of fine arts, music, and photography. For candidates in these fields, knowledge of the Slovenian language is not required.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Preliminary contacts and letters of affiliation from host institutions are desired, but not required, at the time of application; however, U.S. Fulbrighters must submit evidence of an affiliation at least three months before arriving in Slovenia.

Universities are organized according to the European system. Below are the websites of Slovenian public universities:

University of Ljubljana: http://www.uni-lj.si/enUniversity of Maribor: https://www.um.si/en/Pages/default.aspx University of Primorska: https://www.upr.si/en 

For information about research institutes or other independent/private institutions, contact the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia.

Ineligibility

Candidates currently residing in Slovenia are not eligible for consideration.

Housing Allowance

The Slovenian Government provides a local currency stipend toward the cost of housing. This housing allowance amounts to 800 euros per month and is provided by the Slovenian Human Resources Development and Fellowship Fund. Due to Slovene Tax laws the Government of Slovenia began to deduct 25% in taxes from the stipend allowance. Post will provide incoming U.S. students with details for applying to receive this 25% back.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://si.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Ivanka Ponikvar, Exchanges Specialist