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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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a Ph.D. degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.


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 7 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.


U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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 Program or Fulbright Foreign Student Program.


1 Fulbright Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Environmental
Award Profile

The Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Award offers a 10 month opportunity for Americans to better understand alternative and innovative approaches to urban planning and sustainable design practices.

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Flexible Start

Grantees planning to enroll in classes at a Singaporean university are advised to begin their grants in July 2023 prior to the beginning of the academic year. Independent researchers can begin their grants between July 2023 and March 2024. 

Pre-Departure Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the summer of 2023 as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Applicants are required to indicate in their Statements of Grant Purpose how they expect their projects to enhance their understanding of Singapore or the bilateral relationship between Singapore and the United States.

Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
9 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select "Sustainable Design" in the Award Name field of the application.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

The applicant must identify and secure an affiliation letter from a proposed host university based in Singapore and include it as part of the application. In particular, affiliation letters should detail the host institution’s commitment to securing the applicant’s appropriate Singaporean visa. Host universities also generally provide support by way of lab and library facilities. Affiliations will be confirmed by the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.

Applicants wishing to audit classes at one of the universities listed below are strongly encouraged to refer to the universities' respective websites for information and details.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Housing costs in Singapore are very high.  If selected, grantees are strongly encouraged to search for housing options prior to arrival.

Dependent financial support is NOT available
Preferred Fields of Study

Proposals are encouraged in, but are not limited to, the following areas: Geographic Information Systems, Planning Economics, Urban Design and Development, Urban Design Politics, Site and Infrastructure Systems Planning, City Design and Development, Community Growth and Land Use Planning, Planning for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy, Urban Transportation Management, Housing Development, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Energy and Security Challenges, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure, and Immigration and Planning.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact