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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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and 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. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

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.

Dominican Republic

2 Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Grant Length
10 Months
Award Type
Open Study/Research
Award Profile

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is especially interested in proposals that support the mission's Integrated Country Strategy goals:

Grant Length
10 Months
Grant Period
Flexible Start

Grant Length: 10 months.

Semesters: late August to December; mid-January to May. Summer session: June to early August.  Most grantees choose to begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible. Grants may begin as early as August 2023. The last possible start date is March 31, 2024.

Pre-Departure Orientation

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to the Dominican Republic are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation that takes place early to mid-summer. The PDO is organized by IIE and ECA and is held in the U.S. (virtually or in-person).

Candidate Profile
  • Strong intercultural and leadership skills
  • Well-defined research project with support from ideal host institutions and a solid foundation in their subject areas.
  • Topics connected to Mission ICS goals are preferred though we also strongly prefer topics related to climate change mitigation, socio-economic exclusion, education, STEM, public policy, transparency and gender violence prevention.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated high levels of adaptability and maturity.
  • Ability to serve as a cultural ambassador.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Accepted Degree Levels
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation(s) with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying this affiliation at time of application. The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo will assist grantees with finalizing affiliation arrangements, if necessary.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition not covered in grant benefits
Housing Arrangements

The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo recommends that grantees search for apartments using temporary housing reservation systems as these options allow for a shorter housing rental than typical leasing agreements of one year.

Dependent financial support is available
Field of Study Restrictions

Students in Anthropology or Archaeology may need to arrange special research permits with their affiliations.

Fulbright Program Management Contact
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