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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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7 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Up to 7 grants are available to recent university and college graduates who would like to conduct independent research and/or to study in Greece during academic year 2021-2022.  See "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants in Greece begin on September 15 and are completed by late June.  Six-month applications will be considered for Ph.D. candidates and independent arts/cultural projects. 

Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September 2021 and a seminar in Spring 2022.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields and at all degree levels that require minimal supervision. The Fulbright Foundation especially encourages applications in: Modern Greek studies, social sciences, education policy, government/public administration, arts /culture, environmental sciences and business. Graduate level students of classical, Byzantine and contemporary Greece who wish to conduct research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) are also welcome to apply. A separate application to the ASCSA must be filed simultaneously with the Fulbright application.

Student Advising/Research Grant: Up to one grant will be offered to combine personal research and working with local students seeking admission to U.S. colleges and universities, allowing the grantees to contribute towards international education and cultural exchange.  This assignment requires approximately 15 hours service per week at the EducationUSA Center at the Fulbright office in Athens.  Preference will be given to candidates with some experience in undergraduate admissions, counselling and/or who have worked with high school students through book clubs and SAT test preparation.  Fulbright Greece is seeking candidates who can help promote U.S. undergraduate and graduate studies, the Liberal Arts and the U.S. educational system, student exchanges and Study Abroad opportunities.

Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Up to one grant will be offered for enrollment at the MA in Southeast European Studies.  The grant will partially cover tuition and fees (up to 1000 USD) for this intensive one-year graduate program which is taught in English.  The program is primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities (politics, sociology, economics, social anthropology, political and social history, Balkan studies, Modern Greek Studies, journalism, etc).  Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Independent research projects with minimal support from local English speaking hosts may require a good command of the Greek language. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.  During their grant term in Greece, students will be provided with a small stipend for Greek language lessons.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants are encouraged to secure affiliation(s) in Greece 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 Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via Skype or telephone.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Partial coverage of tuition and related fees (up to 1000 USD) will be provided for enrollment at the Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  Associate Membership fees (up to 1000 USD) for a grantee affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) may also be provided.

Special Application Instructions

Candidates interested in the Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, must also be admitted to this program.  The application process is the sole responsibility of the applicant.


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Additional Online Resources

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