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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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.


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1 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in September and end in June.

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation as a condition of their grant.

Arrival Orientation


The arrival date should be coordinated with the host university. Upon arrival grantees must report to the U.S. Embassy and agree upon the in-country orientation dates.

Candidate Profile

Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels are welcome to apply. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision. Preference will be given to candidates interested in conducting research at a university/institution outside of the capital city. Candidates are encouraged to address issues of significance to contemporary Georgia, such as natural and social sciences, conflict studies, educational reform/internationalization, urban planning and landscape architecture, regional security, media literacy and the humanities.

Grantees are expected to participate in activities organized by the U.S. Embassy throughout the year.  They should also be prepared to serve as active representatives of the U.S. during their time in Georgia.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Foreign language proficiency is not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation and submit a letter of invitation. In the absence of an invitation, they may indicate preferences for affiliation, if any. Final decisions regarding placement will be made by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy.

Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required to enter Georgia. U.S. citizens may enter and stay in Georgia without a visa for up to 365 days.


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Irakli Malania