Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

New Awards for 2020-2021 Middle East and North Africa Region

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Category: Fulbright News

The U.S. Department of State, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, in cooperation with the Institute of International Education, are pleased to offer new awards in 5 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region for the 2020-2021 Competition.

 

Algeria:

2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

The Fulbright Program in Algeria seeks to strengthen educational and cultural relationships between the United States and Algeria, and U.S. Fulbright grantees to Algeria will find a dynamic and rewarding environment in which to teach. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program aims to strengthen English language instruction at Algerian universities by providing up to 20 hours per week of assistance to permanent teaching staff. Applicants at all degree levels will be considered; however, priority will be given to applicants with a master’s degree or higher.

Please visit the English Teaching Assistant Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Egypt:

8 Open Study/Research Awards

The goal of the Fulbright Program in Egypt is to ensure students have a deeply enriching and productive experience, academically and culturally, and to promote mutual understanding between Egypt and the United States. Egypt is a country with a rich history, a beautiful and diverse topography, and a robust and nuanced cultural context. Egypt is known for its bustling capital, its rapidly growing population, and its unique role in the region. As a destination, it offers a chance for Americans to learn about civilization’s origins and experience the thrill of navigating a complex locale.

The Fulbright Commission in Egypt provides substantive support through the affiliation and pre-arrival process. The Fulbright Commission will liaise with Egyptian universities on U.S. students’ behalf to confirm affiliation, assist with the general clearance process, and provide guidance regarding travel and arrival logistics.

Please visit the Open Study/Research Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Israel:

6 PhD Research Program Awards

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award up to six grants to PhD students for one semester of research during the 2020-2021 academic year (starting October 2020). This program is designed to give research students opportunities for research advancement by utilizing local resources as well as gaining international experience. Grantees plan their own projects, which may include independent library, archival, or field research, consultations with local professors, or a combination of such activities.

USIEF awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Please visit the PhD Research Program Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

7 Fulbright MA Degree Awards

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award up to seven master’s degree grants to students for the 2020-2021 academic year (October 2020-June 2021). This program is designed to allow bachelor’s degree holders to pursue a master’s degree at an Israeli institution of higher education. Holders of one master’s degree may apply for a second in a different field.

Please visit the Fulbright MA Degree Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Palestinian Territories:

4 English Teaching Assistant Awards

The Fulbright ETA Program in the Palestinian Territories aims to increase English language levels of local Palestinian audiences. This program requires up to 20 hours per week of part-time English teaching assistance at Palestinian Affairs Unit-managed American Spaces in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and potentially other cities in the West Bank.

ETAs will lead English conversation and American culture classes for local community members—both youth and adults—at these spaces, including classes via digital video conferencing to engage audiences in Gaza. The ETA Program may also include teaching and collaborating with local universities, secondary schools, civil society partners, and other education institutions needing support for English language teaching as time and circumstances permit.

Please visit the English Teaching Assistant Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

Saudi Arabia:

2 English Teaching Assistant Awards

Saudi Arabia is trying through several sectors to improve English levels and instruction. We look forward to implementing the English Teaching Assistant program and see how it fits with current and future elements of English instruction and support. English is important in helping to develop mutual understanding, engaging in a global dialogue, and as part of Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation plan.

Grantees will work in a Saudi Arabian university enhancing English teaching, and will, among other things, provide English language conversation and American cultural classes. Grantees must be creative, flexible, and self-reliant team players, who are able to maintain excellent relationships with faculty, staff, and students. Grantees must possess excellent spoken and written English skills, and experience in English teaching is preferable.

Please visit the English Teaching Assistant Awards page to review award details and eligibility requirements.

 

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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and has provided more than 380,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. For more information, please visit https://eca.state.gov/fulbright.

The Institute of International Education supports the implementation of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, including the annual competition for awards, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For further information about the Institute of International Education, please visit iie.org.