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.


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. 



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.


< Back to country

1 Fulbright Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Award Profile

The Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Awards offer the opportunity for Americans to better understand alternative and innovative approaches to urban planning and sustainable design practices.

Grant Period

10 Months

Grantees planning to enroll in classes at a Singaporean university are advised to begin their grants in July 2020 prior to the beginning of the academic year. Independent researchers can begin their grants between July 2020 and March 2021. 

Pre-Departure Orientation


All grantees are required to attend a pre-departure orientation in the summer of 2020 as a condition of their grants.

Candidate Profile

Applicants are required to indicate in their Statements of Grant Purpose how they expect their projects to enhance their understanding of Singapore or the bilateral relationship between Singapore and the United States.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


The applicant must identify and secure an affiliation letter from a proposed host university based in Singapore and include it as part of the application. In particular, affiliation letters should detail the host institution’s commitment to securing the applicant’s appropriate Singaporean visa. Host universities also generally provide support by way of lab and library facilities. Affiliations will be confirmed by the U.S. Embassy in Singapore.

Applicants wishing to audit classes at one of the universities listed below are strongly encouraged to refer to the universities' respective websites for information and details.


Candidates currently residing in Singapore (or those who will be living there during the 2019-2020 academic year) will not be considered.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must select "Sustainable Design" in the Award Name field of the application.

Fields of Study

Proposals are encouraged in, but are not limited to, the following areas: Geographic Information Systems, Planning Economics, Urban Design and Development, Urban Design Politics, Site and Infrastructure Systems Planning, City Design and Development, Community Growth and Land Use Planning, Planning for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy, Urban Transportation Management, Housing Development, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Energy and Security Challenges, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure, and Immigration and Planning.


Grantees will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements.  Housing costs in Singapore are very high.  If selected, grantees are strongly encouraged to search for housing options prior to arrival.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Natalia DeRoock