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.

United Kingdom

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1 Fulbright/Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD degree program) in music or dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Trinity Laban was formed in 2005 from the merger of two of the UK’s most famous institutions: Trinity College of Music (founded 1872) and Laban (founded 1958).

Trinity Laban is a dynamic and diverse international community of 1,000 students from more than 60 countries, many of whom choose to live in our nearby halls of residence. They are situated by the river in Greenwich, one of the most attractive and vibrant parts of London. The surrounding neighbourhood provides the best of both worlds: plenty of space to think and breathe plus easy and quick access into the centre of London, the world’s greatest cultural city.

Grant amount

• Full tuition waiver for the first year of study

• £15,200 living stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

Grant Period

10 Months

Academic programs may last 9 – 12 months, depending on the length of the academic year.

All grantees to the UK attend a 3-day orientation program on arrival in September, a 4-day Fulbright Forum in January and a farewell event, the Fulbright ‘End-cap’ weekend in June/July.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

The Commission is seeking applicants who demonstrate:

  • Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence;
  • Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at a particular institution;
  • A desire to gain a better understanding of the peoples and cultures of their host country;
  • Commitment to the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activities;
  • Flexibility and dynamism necessary for active involvement in the host country.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must apply for admission according to the relevant university’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival. Applicants for a Ph.D. must include a letter of support from their intended Ph.D. supervisor.

Applicants will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures). The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university.

Applications to Trinity Laban open in mid-July.

Your Trinity Laban application, along with all supporting materials and recorded audition where relevant, must be submitted and made available for consideration by:

• Mid-November before the year of intake (for applications to the Faculty of Music)

• Mid-January of the year of intake (for applications to the Faculty of Dance)

Please see Trinity Laban's How to Apply pages for details of what is needed for each programme and contact admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Grantees awarded a Fulbright UK Partnership award will pay no tuition fees.

Ineligibility

The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who are currently resident in or who have extensive previous experience in the UK; who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin; and applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies.

Applicants must propose a degree in either Music or Dance to be eligible for this award.

Special Application Instructions

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.

Applicants applying for performance based programs must select Arts for their Grant Category in the Fulbright application and submit supplementary arts materials.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.uk