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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.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.

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.

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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 fulbrightscholars.org.

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.

Greece


2 Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Grant Length
9 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Award Profile

This joint award is provided by the Greek and Turkish Fulbright Commissions and allows students to engage in comparative trans-regional research and/or study. Up to two awards per academic year are open to candidates at all degree levels. While applications from Master and Ph.D. candidates are preferred, well-researched projects by recent college/university graduates will also be accepted. Applications from all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism). The award is for 9 months with 4.5 months spent in each country. Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project.

Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all applications will be evaluated without prejudice toward individuals with disabilities. The Turkish Fulbright Commission and Fulbright Greece are fully committed to recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every person, and to the provision of equal rights and opportunities.

Recruitment for all educational exchange programs is based on open, and fair national competition, and on individual merit and academic excellence. Transparency in the selection process is assured.

Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
September Start

The award is for 9 months with terms equally divided between the two host countries. Grantees are expected to be in the first country of destination in mid-September for the required Initial Orientation Meeting.

Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project. Grants in either country must be completed by late June. 

 

Orientation
In-Country Orientation

Grantees are expected in the first country of destination at least a few days before the beginning of the academic year and are required to attend a Fulbright Commission orientation.

Candidate Profile

Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but preference is given to Master's and Ph.D. candidates. Applications from all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism).

Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship are eligible to apply. However, dual citizens are not eligible if either of the following applies: (1) The candidate received a degree from a university in Turkey; (2) The candidate resided in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years.

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant

Greek dual citizens are welcome to apply. Applicants are permitted to reside in Greece in the year prior to the grant.

Turkish dual citizens may apply for the Greece-Turkey Joint award. Applicants are not permitted to reside in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years prior to the grant.

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select the Greece-Turkey Award from the drop-down menu to be considered for this award. You must select Greece for Country 1 and Turkey for Country 2.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Independent research projects with minimal support from local English-speaking hosts may require a good command of Turkish and/or Greek languages. Some study of Turkish and Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
No
Affiliation
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Applicants are encouraged to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and Turkey and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating educational/cultural organization/institution. Projects must be well formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. Library and research facilities are generally limited.

Candidates who are interested in applying for a grant in Turkey are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information.

Prospective candidates are also encouraged to visit the Turkish Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel where they can find videos with former grantee testimonials and other informational videos.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece can assist candidates with affiliations but it is up to the candidate to secure a host institution/organization. Placements take place throughout Greece.  Students can seek affiliations here https://www.fulbright.gr/en/study-in-greece/resources

The Turkish Fulbright Commission and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserve the right to interview finalists via an online platform or by telephone.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition offered at discretion of host university/Award

Fulbright Greece may provide partial associate membership fees to students affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA).

Housing Arrangements

Grantees arrange their own housing in Türkiye. Some universities may offer housing to grantees on their campuses. 

Grantees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Greece.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available

Increase of monthly maintenance allowance by 150 USD for up to two dependents for the Greek portion of the grant.  The Turkish Fulbright Commission does not offer dependent support for this grant.


Visa Requirements

Candidates will work with the Greek Commission to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters and their underage dependents are provided free of charge. This type of visa is also a residence permit which covers the total grant period and allows for travel in and out of Greece and the Schengen Treaty Area.

In Türkiye, grantees are responsible for acquiring the proper visa and permits for their grant. Visas should be obtained from a Turkish Embassy/Consulate.

Grantees are required to pay their own visa application fees. Permit application fees will be covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. In addition, costs associated with acquiring any official documentation required for the necessary permit application, including a valid health insurance in Türkiye, are also covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.

Research Permission (Araştırma İzni): In addition to acquiring the appropriate visa, depending on the nature of the research project, some grantees may be expected to obtain research permission from the relevant ministries, research centers, museums, or libraries. Grantees are responsible for obtaining research permission (if necessary) for their research projects; however, the Turkish Fulbright Commission can provide guidance.

Grant Benefits

Fulbright Greece offers the following benefits

  • A monthly maintenance allowance at $1,300 increased by $150 per dependent and for up to two dependents
  • Round-trip airfare up to $1,000 (for grantee only)
  • A one-time settling-in allowance at $1,200 (for grantee only)
  • A book/research materials allowance up to $350 (for grantee only)
  • A Modern Greek language lessons allowance up to $450 (for grantee only)
  • Excess baggage allowance up to $200 (for grantee only)
  • Tuition fees for Associate Membership with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) up to $500 (if applicable and for grantee only)
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefit Plan
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Nicholas Tourides, Educational Advisor/American Program Coordinator: advisor@fulbright.gr
American Programs, Turkey: amprog@fulbright.org.tr
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