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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 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.

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

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 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. 

FPA

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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.

Austria

4 Fulbright Community-Based Combined Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Grant Period
October Start
Award Profile

Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) offers up to four Community-Based Combined Grants to facilitate community service, internships, capacity-building and other community-based projects. These grants are combined with university coursework and English teaching assistantships funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. Recipients work as teaching assistants at secondary schools in Austrian university cities for 13 hours per week (plus preparation and administration time) while concurrently pursuing a project at a community organization and taking university courses on a part-time basis. Applicants should be aware that their teaching assignment will be their first scheduling priority.

Fulbright Austria reviews project proposals for their coherence, quality, originality, feasibility, and benefit to local communities and also takes into account their ability to contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding between the people of Austria and the United States. It is particularly—but by no means exclusively—interested in proposals that reach out to underserved populations and in proposals of bilateral or comparative relevance that enhance Austrian-American collaboration.

There are NO independent Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards for Austria. Students interested exclusively in teaching assistantship positions in Austria without projects or university enrollment are encouraged to consider applying for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research Teaching Assistantship (USTA) program, which has been administered by Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission) since 1962. Please note that the USTA program is not a Fulbright program and has a separate application process and deadline. See the USTA program website for details.

Grant Period
October Start

October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Grant Length: 9 months.

Orientation
In-Country Orientation

The Fulbright Community-Based Combined Award begins with a week-long Fulbright orientation in Vienna followed by an additional week-long teaching assistantship orientation in one of two locations in Austria in mid- to late September.

Candidate Profile

Applications from graduating seniors and recent undergraduates are welcome. Applicants should explain their proposed projects in their applications as well as their interest in the teaching assistantship component of the grant.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Intermediate

Two years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant.

German-language proficiency at the intermediate level must be demonstrated by the grant starting date.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Affiliation
Letter recommended at deadline

Applicants should identify the relevant community organization and contact individuals on site, develop a plan for meaningful collaboration, guidance, and service, and include letters of invitation in their application. Fulbright applicants may be affiliated with community or artistic institutions (such as museums or archives), service organizations, or other local organizations.

Please contact the US student program officer at Fulbright Austria for details or email the relevant organization directly. Please note that prospective applicants should feel free to propose a project with any suitable organization in Austria.

Recipients of a Fulbright Community-Based Combined Grant are recommended not to seek to earn an Austrian university degree due to time and scheduling constraints.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Tuition offered at discretion of host university/Award

Fulbright Austria facilitates university enrollment at the applicant's preferred university, and the Austrian government provides for the waiver of tuition fees at public universities.

Fulbright Austria does not cover tuition costs for enrollment at private institutions of higher education or other programs of advanced study in Austria that do not waive tuition fees.

Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be expected to arrange their housing.

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Dual nationals will be considered under special circumstances and in cases where project proposals are of exceptional merit. The FFSB policies apply.

Applicants proposing study or research in medicine or veterinary medicine will not be considered.

Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, please select Community-Based Combined Award from the Award Name drop-down menu to be considered for this grant. Please also select Study/Research Award for Award Type and Academic for General Category. Although the grant includes a teaching component, applicants will apply as Study/Research applicants, including submitting a two-page statement of grant purpose and reference letters as narrative.

Placement Type

Fulbright Austria and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research will place successful applicants in a secondary school (or schools) in the university city in which the applicant proposes to conduct research.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
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