2 Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
This joint award is provided by the Greek and Turkish Fulbright Commissions and allows students to engage in comparative trans-regional research and/or study. Up to two awards per academic year are open to candidates at all degree levels, but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates. Applications from all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism). The award is for 8-9 months with at least 4 months spent in each country. Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project.
Following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all applications will be evaluated without prejudice toward individuals with disabilities and the Turkish Fulbright Commission encourages applications from individuals with disabilities. Fulbright Greece is fully committed to recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every person, and to the provision of equal rights and opportunities.
Recruitment for all educational exchange programs is based on open, and fair national competition, and on individual merit and academic excellence. Transparency in the selection process is assured.
Grantees are expected to be in the first country of destination in mid-September for the required Initial Orientation Meeting.
Grantees are expected in the first country of destination at least a few days before the beginning of the academic year and are required to attend a Fulbright Commission orientation.
Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but preference is given to Master's and Ph.D. candidates. Applications from all fields will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants in the following fields related to Greece and Turkey: environmental studies, marine biology, disaster management and emergency preparedness, Classical, Byzantine, Ottoman studies, political science, social sciences, classical studies / archaeology, cultural policy, music and the arts, and tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism).
Candidates with dual U.S.-Turkish citizenship are eligible to apply. However, dual citizens are not eligible if either of the following applies: (1) The candidate received a degree from a university in Turkey; (2) The candidate resided in Turkey for more than a consecutive year within the past five years.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Independent research projects with minimal support from local English-speaking hosts may require a good command of Turkish and/or Greek languages. Some study of Turkish and Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Applicants are required to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and Turkey and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating educational/cultural organization/institution. Projects must be well-formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. Library and research facilities are generally limited.
The Turkish Fulbright Commission can assist in establishing contacts at prospective host institutions and coordinating final assignments. Candidates who are interested in applying for a grant in Turkey are welcome to contact the Turkish Fulbright Commission for further information.
Prospective candidates are also encouraged to visit the Turkish Fulbright Commission's YouTube channel where they can find videos with former grantee testimonials and other informational videos.
Housing arrangements will be made with the help of the host university. Some universities may offer housing to grantees on their campuses.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Greek dual citizens are welcome to apply. Applicants are permitted to reside in Greece in the year prior to the grant.
Turkish dual citizens may apply for the Greece-Turkey Joint award. Applicants are not permitted to reside in Turkey in the year prior to the grant.
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name please select Greek Turkish Award from the drop-down menu to be considered for this award. You must select Greece for Country 1 and Turkey for Country
Candidates may be contacted for Skype interviews by the Turkish Commission.
Candidates will work with the Greek Commission to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters and their underage dependents are provided gratis. 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.
Candidates proposing a research project are required to receive a Research Visa (Araştırma Vizesi) and those applying to conduct graduate studies must obtain a Student Visa (Öğrenci Vizesi). These visas should be obtained from a Turkish Embassy/Consulate in the United States.
The grantee is responsible for acquiring the proper visa for his/her grant. The Turkish Fulbright Commission requests the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulates in the United States of the Study/Research Grantees' names to ease their visa application process.
Grantees are required to pay their own research visa application fees. Residency permit application fees will be covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission. In addition, costs associated with acquiring any official documentation required for the residency permit application, including a valid health insurance in Turkey, are also covered by the Turkish Fulbright Commission.
Research Permission (Araştırma İzni): In addition to acquiring the appropriate visa, depending on the nature of the research project, some grantees may be expected to obtain research permission from the relevant ministries, research centers, museums, or libraries. Grantees are responsible for obtaining research permission (if necessary) for their research projects; however, the Turkish Fulbright Commission will provide guidance.