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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.

European Union

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1 Fulbright-Schuman Antall József Brussels Award

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

The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. It funds projects exclusively dealing with U.S.-EU relations, EU institutions, or EU policy. Awards are available to American students and professionals, including professionals in training – decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration – who wish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions.

New in 2020, the Fulbright-Schuman Antall József Brussels Award will provide a six-month grant for research based at the Brussels office of the Antall József Knowledge Centre. The Brussels Office of Antall József Knowledge Centre represent the political, economic, and cultural philosophy of József Antall, Hungary’s first democratically-elected Prime Minister after the fall of Communism and an advocate for Hungary s ascension to both the European Union and NATO. The aim of the Brussels Office is to preserve this pro-European and pro-Transatlantic legacy, as well as his belief in participatory democracy and freedom, while also emphasizing the importance of learning the lessons of history and promoting future progress. The Fulbright-Schuman Antall József fellow will undertake a large-scale research project that is congruent with the Centre’s fields of interest but also features a perspective unique to the fellow due to their academic background. The fellow will also have opportunities to take part in the daily activities of one of the Centre’s Brussels Office. S/he will develop one or more policy papers, which will analyze through theory, practice, and multidisciplinary perspectives an international issue relevant to the European Union, with and additional preferred focus on the Central European region. S/he may choose to focus on foreign policy, security and defense policy, or another field of international relations connected to European Affairs and/or Visegrad countries’ policies.

Grant Period

6 Months

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Candidate Profile

Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students, or recent graduates at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities. Applicants must have excellent academic record.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation with the Antall József office in Brussels, but a letter of affiliation is not required by the time of the application deadline. If applicants can obtain letters of affiliation in advance of the application deadline, please include this. If this is not possible at the time of application, applicants can provide a letter when awarded a grant.


U.S. citizens who currently reside in the EU or receive other European Commission funding (e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Erasmus Mundus) for the same activity are ineligible for consideration.


Dependent support is not available.

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