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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.

Georgia

2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Georgia provides up to 2 awards per academic year for U.S. citizens holding at least a BA to conduct individually designed research, engage in civic initiatives, or develop their talents in Georgia. Students may be affiliated with institutions of higher education, government institutions, non-governmental organizations, research institutions or think-tanks, cultural institutions, public organizations, media, etc. Grantees are expected to participate in activities organized by the U.S. Embassy throughout the year.

For professional and/or artistic projects in the student's area of expertise, the project may include research, professional consultations, mentoring, arranging exhibitions, preparation of print materials (articles, reviews), exchange of experience with other professionals, and participation in public events.

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi's regional security office is restricting any travel to the occupied territories of Georgia - Abkhazia and the South Ossetia.

Grant Period
September Start

Grants will begin in September and end in June.

Grant Length: 9 months.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels are welcome to apply. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision. Preference will be given to candidates interested in conducting research at a university/institution outside of the capital city. Candidates are encouraged to address issues of significance to contemporary Georgia, such as natural and social sciences, conflict studies, educational reform/internationalization, urban planning and landscape architecture, regional security, media literacy and the humanities.

Grantees are expected to participate in activities organized by the U.S. Embassy throughout the year.  They should also be prepared to serve as active representatives of the U.S. during their time in Georgia.

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi's regional security office is restricting any travel to the occupied territories of Georgia - Abkhazia and the South Ossetia.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Foreign language proficiency is not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Affiliation
Letter recommended at deadline

Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation and submit a letter of invitation. In the absence of an invitation, they may indicate preferences for affiliation, if any. Final decisions regarding placement will be made by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Eligibility

Dual citizens of this country are not eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Georgia. U.S. citizens may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for up to 365 days.

Dependents
Dependent support is available
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