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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.

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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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.

Cyprus

2 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with academic advisers and professionals in Cypriot universities or research institutions.  

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The grant period is September 2023 through May 2024.

There will be a mandatory in-country orientation at the beginning of the grant period.

Grant Length: 9 months.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation
Candidate Profile

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. Interdisciplinary studies and projects in conflict resolution are particularly welcome. Projects should be well planned and display appropriate knowledge of the country.  Projects that involve research related to both Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities are encouraged.

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
12 Months
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

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
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
No
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
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. Applicants are asked to clarify directly with the Fulbright Program Coordinator at the Embassy if an affiliation is feasible. 

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

Tuition fees are not covered by this grant.

Housing Arrangements

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.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is NOT available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
FulbrightCy@state.gov