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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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2 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award in the Arts

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

Up to two awards are offered to students in the visual fine arts (painting, print-making, sculpture, photography) or music (composition, instrumental, or vocal performance). Awardees will be joint recipients of the Fulbright grant (maintenance and travel allowance) and the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship (in the form of a free live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris). 

Grant Period

9 Months

The grant period will be from October 1 to June 30.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation


Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

Candidate Profile

Graduating seniors, recent graduates, advanced graduate students, doctoral candidates, and those with professional experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Novice

Additional Information: French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. In the Fulbright online application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Applicants are encouraged to establish contact with specialists in their fields before applying for a grant, and to solicit invitations to study under them. Although the Fulbright Commission in France prefers affiliation with accredited institutions (schools of art and music conservatories), applicants may be authorized to study with private teachers. 

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Grantees will be given a free live-in artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, and access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically renowned concert hall.

Fulbright grantees are responsible for paying any tuition fees if they pursue a degree program, or for requesting waivers directly from the institution.


Applicants must also satisfy the eligibility requirements of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship program:

Candidates currently residing in France are not eligible for consideration. 

Special Application Instructions

Bequeathed to the Fondation des États-Unis in the early 1930s, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded annually to a select number of exceptional American artists and musicians who plan to pursue their studies in Paris. The Fondation des Etats-Unis is a private student residence and cultural center located within the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. Opened in 1930, the Fondation des Etats-Unis offers 267 individual rooms for American and international students, including a select number of artists' ateliers and music studios. (Please note that awardees may live with a spouse/partner in these rooms.)

Candidates should demonstrate in the application their commitment to being an active participant in the cultural program and the community of artists at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

Finalists will be interviewed via Skype by the selection committee at the Fondation des Etats-Unis.

In the Fulbright online application, please select Harriet Hale Woolley Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin