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 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 review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

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 5 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. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

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.

Latvia

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1 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period will be September to June.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

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

Candidate Profile

Well-qualified candidates at all degree levels, including doctoral to the dissertation level, will be considered but graduate-level students are preferred. Candidates must be mature, self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently. 

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Additional Information: Latvian language proficiency (or Russian in certain communities) is not required unless necessary for the successful completion of the project. However, some study of either language prior to arrival is encouraged to promote deeper engagement with the host community. 

For programs in Latvian higher education institutions that are taught in English, Latvian language skills are not required. For enrollment in institutions that teach in Latvian, applicants must have the necessary language skills.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

A number of Latvian archives, libraries, museums, and research centers are available for research in the fields of history, music, Latvian language, and political science.

Applicants are encouraged to arrange their own affiliation and to submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their application. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation if an invitation is not available. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements.

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://lv.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Ingrida Bodniece, Exchange Programs Assistant