1 Fulbright-Schuman Antall József Brussels Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The latter funds projects exclusively dealing with U.S.-EU relations, EU institutions, or EU policy. Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training – decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration – who wish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions.
The Fulbright-Schuman Antall József Brussels Award will provide a grant for research based at the Brussels office of the Antall József Knowledge Centre. The Brussels Office of Antall József Knowledge Centre represents the political, economic, and cultural philosophy of József Antall, Hungary’s first democratically-elected Prime Minister after the fall of Communism and an advocate for Hungary's ascension to both the European Union and NATO. The aim of the Brussels Office is to preserve this pro-European and pro-Transatlantic legacy, as well as his belief in participatory democracy and freedom, while also emphasizing the importance of learning the lessons of history and promoting future progress. The Fulbright-Schuman Antall József fellow will undertake a large-scale research project that is congruent with the Centre’s fields of interest but also features a perspective unique to the fellow due to their academic background. The fellow will also have opportunities to take part in the daily activities of the Centre’s Brussels Office. S/he will develop one or more policy papers, which will analyze through theory, practice, and multidisciplinary perspectives an international issue relevant to the European Union, with an additional preferred focus on the Central European region. S/he may choose to focus on foreign policy, security and defense policy, or another field of international relations connected to European Affairs and/or Visegrad countries’ policies.
The standard grant is for a duration of between 6 and 9 months. Grants will follow the academic calendar, beginning in mid-September 2022 and concluding in mid-June 2023 (Candidates wishing to begin the grant period at another time should explicitly state this in their application).
Prior to departure, the Fulbright Commission will organize a virtual pre-departure orientation for Fulbright grantees to Belgium and Luxembourg. In addition, grantees will be required to attend an in-country orientation with the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium, upon arrival in September.
Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students, or recent graduates at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities. Applicants must have excellent academic record.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation with the Antall József Office in Brussels, but a letter of affiliation is not required by the time of the application deadline. If applicants can obtain letters of affiliation in advance of the application deadline, please include them. If this is not possible at the time of application, applicants can provide a letter when awarded a grant.
Fulbright grantees are responsible for arranging their own housing in Belgium. Most Fulbright grantees choose to live in affordable shared accommodation with graduate students or young professionals. The Fulbright Commission will provide grantees with advice and a list of resources prior to arrival; additional support in finding housing may be provided by the grantee's host institution.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant