Bosnia & Herzegovina
1 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodOctober Start
Grant Length9 Months
This program provides grants to conduct non-degree, full-time research at the graduate level at institutions of higher education in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a maximum of nine months.
Grants will begin on October, 1 2024.
All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant. The event is organized by IIE, virtual or in-person.
It is recommended that grantees plan to arrive a week prior to the start of the academic year (which starts on October 1, 2024). The Public Diplomacy Section at the United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina will hold a required in-country orientation for grantees (tentatively scheduled for September 24, 2024).
Applications are accepted from candidates at all degree levels and in all fields.
Grantees are expected to be extremely adaptable and flexible. Living conditions and infrastructure in Bosnia and Herzegovina are improving. However, grantees should recognize that the country is still undergoing significant changes and transitions, and that medical care and other services are not up to U.S. or Western standards.
Candidates should be highly motivated and demonstrate excellence through academic record, leadership potential, and qualifying educational and professional experiences. They are expected to serve as responsible representatives of their home country, to successfully undertake full-time research at the graduate level, and to adjust to life in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Candidates are encouraged to submit a thoughtful, well written, concise, and compelling application that illustrates qualifications, leadership, the project's impact potential (both in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the United States), and preparedness for study in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Research proposals should reflect enduring concerns, emphasize basic subjects, demonstrate sound methodology, and avoid politicization of scholarly inquiry. Proposed projects will be evaluated for goals and feasibility.
Degree Level of Applicant
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian proficiency is recommended, but not required depending on the nature of the project. However, applicants should demonstrate that they will have language skills commensurate with the project by the beginning of the grant. If a project can be carried out in English, applicants without these language skills should include plans for language study in their proposals and are encouraged to improve their language skills concurrent with their research after arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Fulbright Proposal Types
No affiliation letter required at deadline
While dependents are allowed to accompany applicants on the grants, the United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina does not provide financial support for dependents accompanying the grantees.
Housing arrangements are not provided. Host institutions generally designate a point of contact to assist Fulbright Study/Researchers with logistics, including identifying housing arrangements.
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
U.S. grantees, as well as all accompanying dependents, regardless of age, must register with the local police within 24 hours of receiving an entry stamp at a border crossing or airport, and must apply for temporary residency status within three to four weeks of arrival in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Please note: Most hotels will automatically complete the initial police registration process, but grantees should verify this with their hotel on arrival.) The Embassy will provide additional guidance on the residency visa process and the host institution will directly assist grantees with their residency visa applications.