1 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length9 Months
Projects in all disciplines are welcome.
Grants will begin in October.
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.
All grantees are required to attend the in-country orientation the last week of September or beginning of October and should plan their arrival accordingly.
Qualified candidates at all degree levels are considered. Ph.D. and master's candidates are preferred. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Croatian language proficiency is not required, though helpful. Some study of Croatian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Local language schools and institutes offer courses in Croatian language and culture.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Candidates are responsible for securing their own affiliation at a Croatian university. Please contact FulbrightCroatia@state.gov in case you need assistance. Preliminary contacts and letters of support from host institutions are preferred, but not required, at the time of application. It is not necessary to have secured an affiliation at the time of application; however, grantees must submit evidence of an affiliation at least three months before arriving in Croatia.
Most Croatian institutions do not charge affiliation fees and the Ministry of Science and Education has traditionally provided lab and office resources to Fulbright research students without cost. Please note that it is the responsibility of the candidate to coordinate any fees or waivers with their affiliation.
First Residence Permit: The Croatian government passed a new law for foreigners similar to residency and entry laws for European Union member states. The law stipulates that foreign citizens planning to stay in Croatia longer than 90 days must apply for the First Residence Permit (for a period covering their entire stay in Croatia). For detailed instructions on the procedure and required documents please refer to the Handbook for Fulbright Grantees in Croatia that will be provided to all grantees as part of pre-departure materials.