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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
Award Profile

Up to two awards will be given for study/research in Lithuania.

Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period will be September to June 15th.

Pre-Departure Orientation


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, including doctoral students at the dissertation level, are preferred. Applications will be considered from well-qualified individuals in all fields, provided that projects are possible in Lithuanian institutions of higher education or make use of Lithuanian archival sources. Preference is given to research that addresses issues of significance to contemporary Lithuania, such as political science, regional security, energy security, economic reform and related issues, humanities, and social and technical sciences.

Excellent opportunities exist for the study of applied arts, Lithuanian language, literature, and folklore.

Accepted Degree Levels



Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Lithuanian language proficiency is not required, unless it is necessary for the successful completion of the project. Students enrolled in regular studies at universities need to be able to follow lectures in Lithuanian. Some language study prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Knowledge of Russian may be helpful.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation and submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Check university websites at

It is strongly recommended that applicants research information on university programs.  More information about studies in Lithuania can be found at

Visa Requirements

All grantees must secure a National D visa before departing for Lithuania. Please contact the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington D.C. for instructions on how to apply for a D visa.


Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Rasa Baukuviene, Educational Affairs Specialist