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.


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6 PhD Research Program

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

We are looking for the brightest and most innovative students who aspire to research in Israel and join the Fulbright heritage.     

This program is designed to give research students the opportunities for research advancement by utilizing local resources as well as gaining international experience. Grantees plan their own projects, which may include independent library, archival or field research, consultations with local professors or a combination of such activities.  Along with opportunities for research and engagement with local resources this Fulbright Program offers invaluable opportunities to meet and work with the local professionals and experts of the host country, sharing daily life as well as professional and creative experiences.

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) plans to award up to 6 grants to PhD students for one semester of research during the 2020/2021 academic year (starting October 2020).

USIEF awards are granted on the basis of academic excellence, the leadership promise of the applicant, and their potential to both advance knowledge and enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Israel.

Grant Period

4 Months

1 semester.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Accepted Degree Levels


Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: No

Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Candidates must be hosted by an accredited Israeli institution of higher education. For the complete list of such institutions, click here.

Each candidate is responsible for arranging their institutional affiliations in Israel independently, including identification of a faculty member willing to serve as an adviser. If assistance is required, please contact Noa Turgeman (

Applications should showcase a reasoned and well-explained research plan with stated goals and milestones for the following year and future.

It is highly recommended that a letter or letters of invitation be included as part of the Fulbright application. A formal hosting commitment, including designation of the faculty member who will serve as the candidate’s adviser, must be received by USIEF from an eligible institution no later than February 2020, when the Foundation will make its final decisions regarding the choice of candidates to whom fellowships will be offered.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

- $13,000 living stipend 

-  Limited health insurance for the grantee only


Individuals already residing in Israel are not eligible to apply for a grant.

Candidates who have already completed all the requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree by the application deadline are also not eligible to apply. For Postdoc fellowships in Israel, please check the available Fulbright scholar grants on the website.


Dependent support is not available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Noa Turgeman