US Fulbright Logo

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university, you will apply through that institution, even if you are not currently a resident there. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

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.


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.


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

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.


2 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award in the Arts

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

Up to two awards are offered to students in the visual fine arts (painting, print-making, sculpture, photography) or music (composition, instrumental, or vocal performance). Awardees will be joint recipients of the Fulbright grant (maintenance and travel allowance) and the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship (in the form of free housing at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris). 

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

The grant period will be from October 1 to June 30.


In-Country Orientation

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

Candidate Profile

Graduating seniors, recent graduates, advanced graduate students, doctoral candidates, and those with professional experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment.

Please review additional eligibility requirements on the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship information page:

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley grantees have housing provided, and are immediately part of a close community of musicians and artists. They are expected to participate actively in the cultural scene of the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

"My Fulbright year gave me the ability to cross the ocean and immerse myself in a new center of the music that I love, and find a welcoming community there."
-Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley alumna

Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
10 Months
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. The Fondation des Etats-Unis is a private student residence and cultural center located within the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. Opened in 1930, the Fondation des Etats-Unis offers 267 rooms for American and international students.

Candidates should demonstrate in the application their commitment to being an active participant in the cultural program and the community of artists at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

Finalists will have a virtual interview with the selection committee at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

In the Fulbright online application, please select Harriet Hale Woolley Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. In the Fulbright online application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Letter required at deadline

Applicants are encouraged to establish contact with specialists in their fields before applying for a grant, and to solicit invitations to study under them. Although the Fulbright Commission in France prefers affiliation with accredited institutions (schools of art and music conservatories), applicants may receive approval to study with private teachers. 

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

Fulbright grantees are responsible for paying any tuition fees if they pursue a degree program, or for requesting waivers directly from the institution.

Award Benefits
  • A stipend broadly based on the cost of living in the host country. These funds may be used by the grantee to support housing, meals, and incidental costs during the grant period.
  • International travel benefits
  • Accident & sickness health benefits
  • 24/7 mental health support line for urgent and non-urgent situations
  • 12 months of non-competitive eligibility (NCE) hiring status within the federal government
Stipend Amount

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

1600 monthly stipend amount in
€ [Euro]
One-Time Allowances

This is an estimated amount and is subject to change. The financial terms of the grant will be confirmed in the grant document issued after selection.

  • Housing allowance (separate from living stipend)

Housing is provided free of charge.

Estimated Cost of Living

Consider using cost of living comparison websites to gain a better understanding of the potential costs in your host country.

  • Students may enroll in the French national healthcare system, which provides inexpensive and excellent care.
  • There are Paris-area public transportation passes at reduced rates for students/youth.
  • Expect a monthly food budget of at least 200 Euros.
Dependent financial support is NOT available
Housing Arrangements

Grantees will be given free housing at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, and access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically renowned concert hall.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Portrait of an alumna

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
Presentation of the Fondation des Etats-Unis:
Information on the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship program:
Presentation of the cultural program at the Fondation des Etats-Unis: