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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.


3 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
Fall Start
Award Profile

The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF), known as Fulbright Israel, plans to award up to 3 grants to open study/research students during the 2022/2023 academic year (starting October 2022).

Fulbright Israel awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel. 

This program is designed to provide students opportunities for research advancement by utilizing local resources as well as gaining international experience. Grantees plan their own projects, which may include independent library, archival or field research, consultations with local professors or a combination of such activities. Along with opportunities for research and engagement with local resources, there are invaluable opportunities to meet and work with the local professionals and experts of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative experiences.

Grant Period
Fall Start

Grant Length: 9 months (October 2022 - June 2023).

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

No in-person Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO). However, the Fulbright Commission in Israel will schedule a Virtual Pre-Departure Orientation. Grantees will also receive pre-departure material prior to arrival. 

An in-country orientation is also held at the beginning of the academic year. 

Candidate Profile

The Fulbright Research Fellowship is intended to enrich and advance candidates’ research by utilizing local resources and specific expertise.

Fulbright Israel offers grants on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Letter recommended at deadline

Candidates must be hosted by an accredited Israeli institution of higher education. For the complete list of such institutions, click here. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own institutional affiliations in Israel. Applicants needing potential contacts should email Branden Johnson at

It is highly recommended that letter(s) of invitation be included as part of the Fulbright application. The letter of invitation is a formal hosting commitment, that includes designation of the faculty member who will serve as the candidate’s adviser.

Fulbright Israel will accept invitation letters from candidates during the semi-finalist phase. Please note that candidates are only able to have three invitation letters in total. Therefore, if two invitation letters were uploaded with the application by the application deadline, only one will be accepted during the semi-finalist phase, unless semi-finalists indicate that a previously submitted invitation letter should be removed and replaced by a new one. 

Additional letter(s) of invitation must be emailed to no later than February 28, 2022.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

- $20,000 living stipend 

- Up to $1,000 for coursework for fellows (other than PhD candidates) for the entire academic year

- Limited health insurance for the grantee only

Housing Arrangements

Grantees are responsible for housing arrangements. 


Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant

Special Application Instructions

Applications should showcase a reasoned and well-explained research plan with stated goals and milestones for the following year and future. Academic excellence is the primary criterion for the evaluation of candidates. Leadership qualities are also an important evaluation criterion.

Specific Considerations

Applications involving travel or research or study in the West Bank or Gaza will not be considered.

Security Information

For travel around Israel, please refer to the most recent State Department Travel Advisory for Israel.

Additional Dependent Information

Grantees with school-aged children who have questions about the public school system in Israel at the grantees' expense can contact Branden Johnson at

Dependent support is not available
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