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2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Grant Period

10 Months

The academic year begins in September and ends in June, with a winter break.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June 2019 as a condition of their grant. All grantees will be also required to participate in an in-country orientation in Astana at the end of August or early September of 2019.

Candidate Profile

The Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Applicants should consider submitting a proposal that includes regular engagement with local universities in their area of subject matter expertise and/or other sustained cultural outreach activities in addition to their research/study.

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is expected prior to commencing the grant. Knowledge of Russian or Kazakh language is required.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

All Fulbright Researchers in Kazakhstan must have an affiliation with a local university or educational institution. Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation. Otherwise, they may indicate preferences for affiliation. When applicants do not indicate a host institution preference, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy will seek the most appropriate placements based on research field and university availability.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

No affiliation or tuition fees are required.

Research Clearance and Visa Information

Research clearance is not needed, although some archives and libraries may require official letters from the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan.

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan will provide grantees and their dependents with diplomatic notes to apply for Kazakh visas. However, the U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee visa support for dependents in case visa regulations are changed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://kz.usembassy.gov

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Asiyat Suleimenova