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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.

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 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.

Russia

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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides up to ten awards for U.S. citizens to conduct individually designed research in Russia. Participants may be affiliated with institutions of higher education, research or cultural institutions. 

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Grants will begin September 2022. 

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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All grantees are required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant. No exemptions will be granted, including for participation in CLS programs.

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All grantees are required to participate in an in-country orientation in Moscow in September or October. 

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Candidates at all degree levels will be considered; however, preference is given to those individuals who are already enrolled in graduate programs with research projects on topics primarily focused on Russian regions. Candidates who have recently obtained a bachelor’s degree or who will have obtained a bachelor's degree before the program start date and plan to pursue graduate work in the future will also be considered. Applications are welcome in the humanities, social sciences, pure and applied sciences, and the creative and performing arts. Candidates who will base themselves in the Russian regions (i.e. outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg) are preferred as there are very few grants available for placement in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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Additional Information: Proficiency in Russian commensurate with the proposed research and sufficient to carry out its objectives is expected by the beginning of the grant. Semi-finalist candidates will be given a 15-minute Zoom interview in Russian in February 2022.

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The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) is available for study/research grantees for the study of Russian for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months in duration, concurrent with the Fulbright grant. 

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CLEA language studies can be completed through private tutoring, formal classes or a combination of the two. A minimum of two years of prior Russian study is required.

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Although candidates are encouraged to explore placement possibilities and affiliations and to submit letters of support, a confirmed placement or affiliation is not required before applying to the program. Priority will be given to those applicants proposing study/research in a Russian region, i.e., outside Moscow and St. Petersburg. Grantees must affiliate with a single academic institution for the duration of their Fulbright tenure (the entire grant period must be spent in one location); the Fulbright Program Office in Moscow determines academic affiliations for all successful candidates, whether with or without prior arrangements.

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The Fulbright Program considers it essential to place grantees in a diversity of locations throughout Russia. A very limited number of grantees will be placed in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Affiliations are not possible in the Northern Caucasus region, and applications for projects in that region will not be considered. Before finalizing affiliation plans, applicants can consult with the Fulbright Office in Moscow. Please note that many Russian universities will require that grantees, especially those conducting research, consult with a local academic adviser; affiliation fees are becoming more prevalent.

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For potential university affiliations in Russia, you may review the following resources: 

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Study in Russia - universities participating in the 5-100 Excellence Project;

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Znanie.info - Russian universities guide.

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Many Russian universities will charge grantees tuition or a mandatory fee in order to host them as a researcher or for the purpose of affiliation. If affiliation requires course enrollment, the courses should be directly related to the grantee's research project. Grantees who are charged affiliation fees/tuition must consult with the Fulbright Program Office in Russia prior to signing the contract and payment in order to be reimbursed. Grantees who are not imposed a fee by their host university and would like to take courses must do so at their own expense.

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Program participants usually rent apartments in the city where they are based. Some host institutions may be able to provide assistance with finding an apartment for rent and/or may be able to offer university housing (a dorm room on campus). 

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The Fulbright Office in Moscow does not assit with housing arrangements.

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Candidates who were born in the USSR or Russian Federation and then immigrated to the U.S. may still hold Russian citizenship if they have not renounced it. Candidates who are not sure whether they have dual citizenship need to inquire with the Russian Embassy or Consulate in the U.S. 

"}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Custom Fields","id":"custom_fields","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.EUR@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://www.fulbright.ru"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Marina Bezrukova","value":"MBezrukova@fulbright.ru"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 12:12:21 [countryName] => Russia [regionId] => 21 [countryCode] => RU [countryAlias] => russia [regionName] => Europe & Eurasia [regionAlias] => europe-and-eurasia [regionColor] => #3daa65 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;i:3;i:1;i:45;i:2;i:60;} [regionBgColor] => #a3d284 [regionBgHoverColor] => #7bb157 )
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Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides twenty five awards for U.S. citizens to serve as English Teaching Assitants in Russia. Participants may be affiliated with Russian higher education institutions outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and will be teaching English to university students of all levels. 

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Grants will begin in mid-September and end in June. 

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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All grantees are required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in June or July as a condition of their grant.  No exemptions will be granted, including for participation in CLS programs.

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All grantees are required to participate in an in-country orientation in Moscow in September. 

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Undergraduate seniors, who will graduate before program start date, or candidates already holding Bachelor's or Master's degrees will be considered. Undergraduate degrees in humanities, social sciences, and sciences and those with the interest and ability to talk about American culture, history, government, and civics are preferred. Successful candidates not only teach English, they also explain their country to Russians who have little contextual understanding of America. No previous teaching experience is required. Applicants must be fluent English-speakers.

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ETAs cannot be accompanied by dependents.

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An additional six hours per week will be reserved for an independent study/research project or other activity related to the grantee's personal, career, and/or educational interests. Applicants should submit detailed descriptions of their study or career interests and also include well-thought-out and feasible projects. These projects should not conflict with assigned teaching and advising responsibilities. 

"}},{"name":"Foreign Language Proficiency","id":"foreign_language_proficiency","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Required - Intermediate","value":"

Additional Information: Although all classes are taught in English, Russian language skills are required, with a minimum working knowledge of Russian equal to at least two years of college-level study. Intermediate level speaking and listening proficiency is very important. Intermediate level reading and writing proficiency is not mandatory. 

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Semi-finalist candidates will be given a 15-minute Zoom interview in Russian in February 2022.

"}},{"name":"Critical Language Enhancement Award","id":"critical_language_enhancement_award","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) is available for ETAs for the study of Russian for a minimum of six and a maximum of nine months in duration, concurrent with the Fulbright grant. 

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ETAs are expected to complete 5-8 hours of private tutoring or classroom study per week depending on the length of their CLEA grant.  A minimum of two years of prior Russian study is required.

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Most host institutions will be able to provide affordable or free university housing for participants (a single room in a university dorm, or an apartment on campus). 

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If a host institution can not provide adequate housing, they will assist in finding an apartment for rent in the host city. 

"},{"name":"Placement Type","id":"placement_type","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options","value":["University/Post-Secondary Institution"]},{"type":"text","value":"

Grantees will be placed by the Fulbright Program Office in Moscow, and placement will be at universities in cities other than Moscow and St. Petersburg. Positions combine 18 hours per week of classroom teaching and up to 6 hours per week of advising/working with Russian teachers of English. 

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Grantees will assistant-teach under the supervision of experienced English instructors or lead classes on their own. 

"}]},{"name":"Eligibility","id":"eligibility","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options_array","value":[{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_01","value":"Dual citizens of this country are not eligible"},{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_02","value":"Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant"}]},{"type":"text","value":"

Candidates with dual U.S.-Russian citizenship are ineligible for consideration.

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Candidates who were born in the USSR or Russian Federation and then immigrated to the U.S. may still hold Russian citizenship if they have not renounced it. Candidates who are not sure whether they have dual citizenship need to inquire with the Russian Embassy or Consulate in the U.S. 

"}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Custom Fields","id":"custom_fields","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":["Regional City"]},{"type":"text","value":"

Grantees will be placed in regional cities across Russia, outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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English Teaching Assistant Award