2 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
The aim of the Study/Research Awards to Cyprus is to strengthen educational and cultural relations between the United States and Cyprus. The Study/Research Award gives young U.S. scholars a unique opportunity to carry out research in numerous fields related to the country's historical past and dynamic present day political, economic, and cultural developments. Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with academic advisers and professionals in Cypriot universities or research institutions.
The grant period is September 2024 through May 2025.
There will be a mandatory in-country orientation at the beginning of the grant period.
Grant Length: 9 months.
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. This is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow grantees as well as alumni of the Fulbright program to Cyprus.
The In-Country Orientation is typically held in mid-September once all grantees arrive to begin their grants. Orientation is typically three-days and includes briefings by Consular, Regional Security, Political officers, and Public Affairs. The orientation is also intended to assist grantees in applying for the required nine-month visa to Cyprus.
Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but those conducting research for a Ph.D. are preferred. Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields. Applicants should have an excellent academic record and strong reference letters. Proposed projects should be innovative, feasible in Cyprus, and fit into the candidate's previous academic training and future objectives. Applicants should display an understanding of the political issues in the country; projects should be well planned and display appropriate knowledge of the country.
Undergraduates/recent graduates proposing independent research must have the academic maturity, rigor, and depth of knowledge to work independently. Applicants should articulate a clear plan for the outcome of their research. Projects that involve research related to both Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities are encouraged.
Degree Level of Applicant
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: No Greek or Turkish skills are required unless they are required to carry out your project. Some study of Greek or Turkish prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. Please be aware that the Cypriot dialect is quite different from mainland Greek and Turkish. Grantees should be familiar with the political situation in Cyprus and sensitivities between the two communities in planning their grant activities, even when the proposed research project may not seem to involve politics.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Affiliations are a requirement for American researchers to successfully secure a researcher visa in Cyprus. Applicants are required to secure an affiliation with a host institution and include a letter of affiliation with their application. The Embassy can provide guidance, but the host institution must be approved by the local Research Promotion Foundation and thus be able to issue Hosting Agreements. The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Cyprus Institute, the Agricultural Research Institute (ARI), the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI), the Cyprus Museum, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology, the Open University of Cyprus, and the University of Nicosia have all successfully served as hosts for grantees.
Tuition fees are not covered by this grant.
Grantees are expected to make their own housing arrangements. More information on securing accommodation is provided to grantees at the PDO and in communication with the Education and Exchanges Specialist upon receipt of award.