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.


< Back to country

2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
10 Months
Award Profile

Exotic Uzbekistan, home of fascinating ancient Silk Road cities including Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent; warm and hospitable people; and a rich history; provides students a unique opportunity to experience a rapidly changing part of Central Asia. 

Grant Period

10 Months

The academic year at most Uzbekistan universities runs from September to July, and is divided into two semesters. The first semester starts on September 2 and lasts till late January, including a two-week winter break and a winter exams session at the end. The second semester runs from mid-February to mid-June. This semester ends with a few week long summer exams session, followed by an eight-week summer break. 

Pre-Departure Orientation


Grantees will be required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in June/July 2020 as a condition of their grant.

Candidate Profile

Applications are welcome from articulate and flexible graduates who demonstrate a high level of maturity. Applicants should consider submitting a proposal that includes teaching English language courses and/or other sustained cultural outreach activities in addition to their research/study. Candidates from all majors are welcome to apply. Candidates with degrees in English, Education, TEFL/TESOL, and STEM fields are strongly desired. Some previous teaching/tutoring experience is preferred.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - Intermediate

Proficiency in Russian or Uzbek language is recommended and may be required to conduct research. Language proficiency commensurate with the nature of the proposed project is expected prior to commencing the grant.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Applicants may indicate their preference for host institution affiliation in their applications. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent will seek the most appropriate placement.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Grantees wishing to be placed at the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan should be aware of a requirement to pay for tuition. U.S. Embassy in Tashkent recommends an alternate placement at higher education institutions under the Ministry of Higher Education of Uzbekistan. 

Research Clearance and Visa Information

Clearance from the Republic of Uzbekistan is required for all Fulbright assignments. The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent applies for all necessary clearances. After the affiliation is confirmed by the Uzbekistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the host institution will be able to request a visa. The detailed procedure for obtaining visa and project clearance will be communicated to grantees upon selection.

As the clearance process takes about a month, interested applicants should contact the Embassy well in advance of the grant start date. Projects regarding subjects that are socially, culturally, or politically sensitive may be denied clearance. 


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Saida Chorieva