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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 Türkiye: 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 Türkiye: 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).

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

Greece

The Fulbright Student Program is an important component of the Fulbright Foundation's mission to bring outstanding U.S. students from a wide variety of disciplines to Greek institutions of higher learning and state or private organizations in order to promote cultural and educational ties between the two countries through scholarly interaction and collaboration.

Facts about Greece and the Greek Educational System are available here

Fulbright Greece website

Facts about Greece and the Greek Educational System are available here
U.S. Grantee Profiles https://www.fulbright.gr/en/grantees/us-grantees-profiles

U.S. Fulbrighters to Greece share their testimonies and impact of the Fulbright program
U.S. Grantees Speak https://www.fulbright.gr/en/grantees/us-grantees-speak
U.S. Alumni Speak https://www.fulbright.gr/en/alumni/us-alumni-speak
Alumni Impact https://www.fulbright.gr/en/alumni/alumni-impact

Türkiye

A transcontinental country with a rich historical and cultural heritage, Türkiye is one of the earliest permanently settled regions in the world. The country offers quality higher education and research opportunities on modern campuses. With more than 200 universities, throughout the country, research opportunities in Türkiye are countless.

Please visit the website of the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information.

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

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

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

Degree Level of Applicant
  • 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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye 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

For Türkiye, applicants are highly encouraged to arrange their own affiliation. Candidates are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for assistance in arranging host institution affiliations.  The Turkish Fulbright Commission is committed to increasing the geographical diversity of its placements. Therefore candidates are encouraged to seek an affiliation from less-commonly placed institutions.  For a list of universities please visit https://fulbright.org.tr/about-turkiye

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).

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.

1300 monthly stipend amount in
$ [US Dollar]

Greece
A monthly maintenance allowance at $1,300 increased by $150 per dependent and for up to two dependents.  In addition, a one-time settling in allowance at $1,200 is provided at the beginning of the grant.

Türkiye

A monthly maintenance allowance around $1350-1400, depending on location for the grantee only. No dependent benefits are envisaged in this grant category.
There is no settling in allowance, however a monthly housing support up to $350 is foreseen.

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.

$ [US Dollar]
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Language training allowance
  • Research/Materials allowance
  • Settling in allowance

Greece

Details are provided under Grant Benefits

Türkiye

Up to $1000 in one time allowances to cover excess baggage fees, language training allowance and books & incidentals is envisaged.

A fixed amount to cover for one-way airfare (exact amount TBA).

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Turkish Fulbright Commission reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Additional Grant Benefits

Greece

Fulbright Greece provides a variety of cultural and networking opportunities to grantees throughout the year.  Two highlight events are:  a) The Spring Get Together where U.S. Fulbright scholars and students meet in early Spring to discuss about their research and to engage with each other and b) the Annual Fulbright Reception in mid-June honoring U.S. and Greek Fulbrighters and supporters of Fulbright Greece.

Türkiye

The Turkish Fulbright Commission organizes events to bring grantees in the country together. During the year, three major meetings take place at various venues, an Initial Orientation Meeting in September, Mid-Year Progress Meeting in January and a Final Evaluation Meeting in June. The Initial Orientation and Final Evaluation Meetings have cultural components as well.

Estimated Cost of Living

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