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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.


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 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.


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Grants are expected to cover: 

  • Roundtrip flight to/from US to Copenhagen and/or Nuuk and onward to the host location in Greenland
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  • 4 - 10 months' stipend in Sisimiut (minus rent and utilities) and in Qaqortoq
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The US Consulate in Nuuk (working with the US Embassy in Copenhagen) will provide support to participants throughout the course of the proposed ETA program. ETAs will be asked to provide the Consulate with a monthly log of hours and updates on relevant activities. Participants will, furthermore, be encouraged to inform the Consulate of any potential issues with hosts that may arise in order that the Consulate may attempt to reconcile them.

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Grants are 4 - 10 months in length, beginning in August and ending in December or May. Preference given to grantees willing to undertake a ten month grant over a four month grant. Please clearly indicate your preferred grant length in your Statement of Grant Purpose.

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


ETAs will embark on their grant initially to Copenhagen or Nuuk or both where Embassy staff will conduct an intensive briefing and numerous consultations; briefings will be in cooperation with colleagues from the Fulbright Commission.


Afterwards, the US Consulate staff will settle ETAs in Sisimiut, Greenland and with other Host Institutions in Qaqortoq prior to the start of the program in August 2022. Consulate staff will introduce the ETAs to their Greenlandic interlocutors prior to the assumption of their duties.



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Applicants should demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and eagerness to engage with the local community.

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All ETAs are expected to undertake independent projects, especially those involving community service, after school hours. Applicants should briefly describe the type of project or activity they would be interested in participating in outside of ETA responsibilities in their Statements of Grant Purpose. The intent of such activities is to provide the ETA with a deeper cultural immersive experience and an opportunity to make a positive different among Greenlanders at the local level and increase their understanding of American values. Such activities could involve joining local clubs and groups with activities ranging from sports to knitting, hosting English conversation clubs or creative writing activities, or participating in local events at cultural centers and museums. At the conclusion of the supplementary project, the ETAs would be expected to complete a written summary of the project description and outcomes for public amplification through blog or social media posts on Embassy/Consulate platforms.  


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Housing will be procured by the Host Institution.  

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Affiliation to be held in Sisimiut and Qaqortoq, Greenland, through coordination among the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, the US Embassy in Copenhagen, the Greenlandic Ministry of Education, Greenland University, the Sisimiut and Qaqortoq High Schools and other Host Institutions.


Sisimiut has 5,500 inhabitants and is a vibrant little city; however, the weather is harsh come October with frost, snow, and very little daylight. Qaqortoq is Greenland's fourth largest city with almost 4,000 residents. It is the center of education in Southern Greenland with a key vocational school, Campus Kujalleq, in town. Due to the environmental conditions, a grant period is only possible for four months from mid-August to mid-December and then again in mid-January. Host institutions close for several months over the winter, and ETAs should plan on returning home during that time.

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Dual citizens of the U.S. and Denmark are ineligible for consideration. 

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Due to harsh weather conditions, dependents are not encouraged to accompany grantees.

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Sismiut is Greenland's second largest city and is the capital of Qeqqata Municipality. Qaqortoq is Greenland's fourth largest city, the capital of Kujalleq Municipality, and the hub for life and education in Southern Greenland. 

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