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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.


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.


4 Fulbright/IKY Ph.D. Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Grant Length
6 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Award Profile

Up to 4 grants are available to Ph.D. candidates who would like to conduct independent doctoral level research during academic year 2025-2026.  See "Candidate Profile" for a description of this award.

Grant Length
6 Months
Grant Period
Flexible Start

Grants must begin in one of the following months: September, October, November or December.  Grants cannot begin after December.  All grants need to conclude by end of June. 

In-Country Orientation

Grantees are encouraged to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September 2025 and/or a seminar in Spring 2026.

Candidate Profile

The Greek State Scholarship Foundation – IKY in collaboration with Fulbright Greece will fund up to four awards to Ph.D. candidates for dissertation research purposes.  These grants cover a six-month period and provide comparable benefits as all other Fulbright student awards to Greece. Ph.D. candidates from all disciplines are eligible to apply.

What is life like for Fulbrighters in the host country?

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

U.S. Grantee Profiles

U.S. Fulbrighters to Greece share their testimonies and impact of the Fulbright program
U.S. Grantees Speak
U.S. Alumni Speak
Alumni Impact

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Degree Level of Applicant
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

Open to doctoral candidates attending a U.S. higher education institution only.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Independent research projects with minimal support from local English speaking hosts may require a good command of the Greek language. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.  This grant does not provide a stipend for Greek language lessons.

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

Applicants are required to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on the collaboration with one or more Greek State Universities and/or research organizations/institutions.  Projects must be well formulated and achievable under the guidance of one or more advisers/mentors at the affiliated universities and/or research institutions/organizations.  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 and regional diversity is encouraged.  Students can seek affiliations here:  The Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via an online platform or by telephone.

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

1,650 monthly stipend amount in
€ [Euro]

A monthly maintenance allowance at 1,650 euro.  A one-time settling in allowance at 1,100 euro is also provided.

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.

1,100 in
€ [Euro]
  • Settling in allowance

See Grant Benefits for details

Additional Grant Benefits

See Grant Benefits for details

Estimated Cost of Living

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

Housing expenses range from 600-1000 USD (studio apartment) to 800-1500 USD for 2-3 bedroom apartments per month depending on location. These rates are for furnished apartments and include basic utilities. Quality fresh produce, groceries and other types of food can be found at reasonable prices. Eating out can be fairly inexpensive. Local transportation in major cities is not expensive (Metro, tram, buses and cabs).

Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependent support is not covered under this grant.

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation in Greece.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Grant Benefits

- Monthly maintenance allowance at 1,650 euro
- Round-trip airfare up to 1,800 euro
- A one-time settling-in allowance at 1,100 euro
- A research materials allowance up to 1,000 euro
- Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE) Health Benefit Plan

Visa/Residency Information

Candidates will work with Fulbright Greece to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters 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.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Nicholas Tourides, Educational Advisor/American Program Coordinator:
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