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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 PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant 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 CIES.

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 or Student Program.

France

2 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award in the Arts

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
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 a free live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris). 

Grant Period
Fall Start

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

Grant Length: 9 months.

Orientation
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.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
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: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
Affiliation
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
Tuition not covered in grant benefits

Grantees will be given a free live-in artist atelier or music studio 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 grantees are responsible for paying any tuition fees if they pursue a degree program, or for requesting waivers directly from the institution.

Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

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 individual rooms for American and international students, including a select number of artists' ateliers and music studios. (Please note that awardees may live with a spouse/partner in these rooms.)

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.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
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