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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 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.

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 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.

Lithuania

2 Open Study/Research Award

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

Applications will be considered in all fields, provided that projects are possible in affiliation with Lithuanian institutions of higher education. Candidates may also apply to work with a cultural institution or association or archive, but must have a Lithuanian institution of higher education as their primary affiliation. Preference will be given to research that addresses issues of significance to contemporary Lithuania and U.S. national security priorities, such as:

  • Democratic principles and human rights, e.g. equal rights for religious, social, and ethnic minorities
  • Regional and transatlantic security
  • Sustainable economics, entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Climate change
  • Cyber security, countering disinformation, and media literacy 
Grant Length
9 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Grants should begin in early- to mid-September. Grant Length: 9-10 months, pending availability of funding. 

The typical academic calendar is September 1 through mid-June. Fall semester is September-December, and spring semester is January-June. Grantees must have a Lithuanian institution of higher education as their primary institution. 

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

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

Candidate Profile

Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. Applicants of all backgrounds are welcome to apply. 

Eligibility
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbrighters may be asked to participate in Embassy outreach activities, e.g. give talks, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Lithuanian-language proficiency is not required unless it is necessary for the successful completion of the project (e.g. interviews with non-English speaking target audiences). Similarly, knowledge of Russian or Polish may be helpful or necessary depending on the project (e.g., research in archives, research with or about minority populations in Lithuania).

Some language study prior to arrival is encouraged 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 must arrange an affiliation with a Lithuanian institution of higher education. Candidates may also apply to work with a cultural institution or association or archive, but must have a Lithuanian institution of higher education as their primary affiliation. Applicants must submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. 

Please check university information at Study in Lithuania. More information about studies in Lithuania can be found at the following website

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

Fulbrighters must arrange their own housing. They can work with their host instutitions to do so, as sometimes host institutions can offer guest housing, e.g. university dorms. Fulbrighters can also work with real estate agents to find housing based on grantees’ priorities. In Lithuania, only furnished apartments are offered for rent. The prices you see in the advertisements are before the 15% personal income tax, so be ready to pay more. Internet access usually is not included in the rent, but is unexpensive. The deposit (advance payment) in Lithuania is approximately 2-3 months of the rent price. At the end of the rent period, the deposit is returned if an apartment is not damaged and/or there are no debts.

Dependents
Dependent financial support is available
English-language school options for dependent children are available in a number of cities in Lithuania. The Fulbright Program is unable to cover the costs of English-language private schools.
Visa Requirements

You must apply for and receive a National D visa before your departure to Lithuania. Navigate to https://www.vfsglobal.com/Lithuania/USA/national-visa-type-d.html. Follow the instructions to apply for a D-type visa, including filling out the electronic application form and scheduling an appointment as soon as possible at the nearest VFS application center (all applications will then be forwarded to the Lithuanian Consulate in Chicago). The application requirements are listed hereAll grantees must work with the host institution to get the invitational letter (mediation letter uploaded into the visa electronic system.

 

Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
BaukuvieneR@state.gov