6 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length9 Months
The U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to study and conduct career-launching research in the Czech Republic. Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.
Grants will begin in mid-September and end in mid-June.
The Fulbright Commission organizes a mandatory 4-day orientation in mid-September, a one-day Thanksgiving meeting and a 3-day Mid-year conference in early February. Attendance at these events is required.
Orientation is usually offered in mid-September for 4 days in the beginning of the grant. If in-person orientation will not be possible, the Commission will organize an online event.
Advanced graduate students capable of working independently are preferred. Applicants should have some experience in the proposed field of study.
Degree Level of Applicant
Special Application Instructions
All degree-seeking applicants must apply independently for university admission and should contact the Commission prior to the university's application deadline for guidance.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Czech language proficiency is required only for specific study plans (e.g., studies of Czech language, literature, history) or programs in Czech.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
If applicants are proposing independent research projects, they must present evidence of consultation with relevant scholars in the Czech Republic regarding the feasibility of their proposed projects and the availability of related resources. However, the Fulbright Commission is prepared to assist in locating research contacts. Letters of support from Czech scholars must be included in the application.
The project affiliation should typically be with a university (including universities of applied science). However non-university research institutions (e.g. Czech Academy of Sciences) will be also welcome.
If applicants are applying for degree programs at Czech universities (i.e., they do not propose an independent research project), they are encouraged to apply for programs with Czech as the language of instruction. Graduate degree programs with Czech as the language of instruction at public universities do not charge tuition. If English is the language of instruction for a graduate program, the Fulbright Commission shares the cost of tuition with the grantee for the first year of study. The candidate needs to have sufficient funding available for the rest of studies.
The Commission can only cover part of the tuition fee for the first year of a degree study, the maximum amount the Commission can cover is USD 3.000.
Consult the Commission on the dependent support. We help with the visa process, part of the flight fees are is covered and monthly stipend of the grantee is raised if dependents are joining.
The Commission provides advice on accommodation options.