Open Study/Research Award
The 2022-2023 Competition is now closed. The 2023-2024 competition will open in April 2022. Please check back.
Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicants' first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.
Here are the application components for all grant types.
Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.
Field-Specific Award Opportunities
Fulbright Arts Grants
Australia: Western Sydney University Award enables American students to undertake research in the following fields of study: Creative and Performing Arts (all fields), Environmental Studies, Social Justice and Public Health.
France: Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Awards in the Arts are offered to students in the visual fine arts (painting, print-making, sculpture, photography) or music (composition, instrumental, or vocal performance).
Hungary: Fulbright/Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Award offers training to students with strong music education backgrounds in one of the following: symphonic orchestral instruments, voice, jazz, music education, music history, composition, choir/orchestral conducting or folk music.
Ireland: Fulbright/Hugh Lane Gallery Curatorial Award enables an American student to pursue an exciting education curatorial project for up to 12 months working with the Hugh Lane team. The project will contribute to the gallery's strategy, as well as the Dublin City Council’s strategy, of embedding a culture of continuous engagement between the Hugh Lane Art Gallery and Dublin's communities. The project will involve working with communities in the city as well in the gallery, establishing and developing strong links between the cultural institution and the communities.
Netherlands: Fulbright/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Award will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collection of the Mauritshuis, in combination with a tailor-made study program at the University of Amsterdam. The grantee will gain practical experience and knowledge treating paintings in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis, under the supervision of the conservators of the museum.
Taiwan: National Cheng Kung University offers a Master’s Degree program award in Creative Industries Design. This award enables American students to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program. The program is taught in English.
United Kingdom: John Wood LAMDA Award offers a one-year Masters in Classical Acting. Northumbria University Award in Art & Design, Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance, and the University of Roehampton Award in Dance all fund a one-year Master’s degree or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD program.
Finland: Fulbright-LUT Graduate Award is available for a student in the fields of business or technology. The award is primarily aimed at students who wish to complete a full Master’s degree at Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Mexico: Binational Internships enhance the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico. This award is available for students interested in combining coursework in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company conducting international or legal business.
Spain: Fulbright/IE University Awards for International MBA and/or Tech MBA offers awards to pursue any of the following full-time Masters degrees related to:
- International MBA
- Tech MBA
Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University offers a Master’s Degree program award in International Human Resource Development (MBA). This award enables American students to pursue a full-time Master’s degree program. The program is taught in English.
Germany: The Young Professional Journalist Program consists of an initial research phase, followed by one or more internships or guest journalist positions at German newspapers, publishers, or television and radio stations. Research and internship affiliation will be arranged by the Fulbright Commission in cooperation with the grantee. Applicants should be beginning journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields with up to seven years of professional experience.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note some specific grants below:
Austria: Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Award for Graduate Studies and PhD Research in Science and Technology offers support for full-time research and/or study in STEM fields.
Australia: Western Sydney University Award enables American students to undertake research in the following fields of study: Creative and Performing Arts (all fields), Environmental Studies, Social Justice and Public Health. The Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy award will enable U.S. students with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a master's degree in Australia in a key area of public policy such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history, or government relations. The Fulbright Future Scholarships is a unique opportunity that provides significant funding for projects that seek to have a positive impact on the health, prosperity, and livelihoods of Americans and Australians.
Chile: Pursuant to the Commission's interest in supporting study at Chile's leading science centers, the Chile Science Initiative Award will be given with preference for students conducting Master's-level or Ph.D. study/research in science and technology fields.
Hungary: Fulbright/Budapest Semesters in Mathematics-Rényi Institute enables an American student to reside one academic year (two semesters) at Budapest Semesters of Mathematics (BSM), take courses, and to take part in the activities of BSM.
Iceland: Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant is open to students in all social and natural science fields as they relate to the Arctic and the people living there.
Ireland: Fulbright/RCSI PhD Awards enables US citizens to complete a fully funded PhD at the Royal College of Surgeons, an innovative, pioneering international health sciences education and research institution dedicated to breakthroughs in human health. Fulbright/Peter Real Analog Devices Bernal Award at the Bernal Institute supports a fully funded PhD to encourage innovative research projects in Chemistry, Engineering, Biological Materials, and Composites Materials.
Netherlands: Fulbright/NAF Pediatric Cancer Award provides a grant for research at one of the seven pediatric oncology centers the Netherlands. Fulbright/Delft University of Technology: Industrial Design Engineering Award offers an opportunity in one of three MSc degree programs in Industrial Design Engineering: Design for Interaction (DfI), Strategic Product Design (SPD), and Integrated Product Design (IPD). Fulbright/TU Delft, Faculty of Applied Sciences Award offers 2-year MSc programs conducted fully in English and include coursework, an internship, and a research thesis. Fulbright/NAF Fellowship in Flood Management is limited to research related to flooding. Applicants should have attained their undergraduate core technical skills already but will want to complement these with a graduate multidisciplinary study of water management aspects, such as: assessment of flooding risks, spatial planning in flood-prone areas, and mitigating flood impact and flood risk reduction.
Spain: Fulbright/IE School of Human Sciences & Technology offers one award to pursue a full-time Master's degree related to Computer Science & Business Technology.
Taiwan: National Taiwan University offers a Master’s Degree program award in Global Health or Agricultural Economics. Additionally, National Cheng Kung University offers a Master’s Degree program award in Energy Engineering. These awards enable American students to pursue full-time Master’s degree programs. The programs are taught in English. Master’s Degree Program Awards: Taipei Medical University Awards in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness allows research topics that span across philosophy, cognitive psychology and neuroscience, such as neuro-ethics, attention and memory, sleep, mindfulness, selfhood, circadian rhythms and mood, and social cognition.
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
The Fulbright awards below include the standard benefits (monthly living stipend, health benefits and round-trip airfare) and may include tuition coverage for the graduate degree program. Please see the country summary for specific details.
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