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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.


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.


1 Fulbright/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
11-12 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Specialized Grant Types
  • Arts
Award Profile

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is internationally known as one of the most important collections of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. Its conservation studio has demonstrated a commitment to technical research and advanced training opportunities.

The University of Amsterdam is the only university in The Netherlands offering an English language study program in Conservation and Restoration (consisting of nine conservation specializations and technical art history). The research, conservation and restoration of objects are core aspects of the program. 

This grant is sponsored by the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.

The purpose of the grant is to provide advanced training, research and education opportunities in paintings conservation. The grant will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collection of the Mauritshuis, in combination with a tailor made study program at the University of Amsterdam. The grantee will gain practical experience and knowledge in in-depth technical study and treatment of paintings in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis, under the supervision of the conservators of the museum. The grantee will participate in workshops, (informal) lectures, symposia and other events at the university. During the grant period, research may not only include paintings in the Mauritshuis collection, but also pictures in other Dutch and/or European institutions.

Grant Length
11-12 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

Applications for 11 to 12 month grants starting September 1, 2023 will be considered.


In-Country Orientation

The one-day Fulbright In-Country orientation will take place at the end of August/beginning of September (date to be determined). 

Candidate Profile

Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates who are enrolled in or recently graduated (no more than 3 years) from a recognized US conservation training program, or US citizens who are enrolled in or recently graduated (no more than 3 years) from a conservation program abroad. Applicants still in their PhD during the application period will also be considered. The Fulbright Commission encourages applications from students with a strong interest and/or experience in the conservation and restoration of Old Master paintings. An online interview for semi-finalists with representatives of the Mauritshuis and the University of Amsterdam will be part of the selection procedure. 

Dual citizens of this country are NOT eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
1 Month
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select Mauritshuis Award from the drop down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
No affiliation letter required at deadline

The University of Amsterdam will register the approved applicant as a research fellow. The grantee will be placed at the University of Amsterdam for education and at the Mauritshuis for training. A letter of affiliation is not necessary.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits

Tuition fees at the University of Amsterdam will be waived. Please see this link for grant amounts. 

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for finding housing themselves. 

Dependent financial support is NOT available

Dependent support is not available. If an applicant is planning on bringing dependents, please contact the host institution to inquire whether they are willing to also apply for a residence permit for the dependents. Without a residence permit applied for by the host, dependents will not be able to join the applicant. 


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