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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.


2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Award Profile

Open to all fields.

Grant Period
Flexible Start

Grant Length: 10 months.

The academic year in Honduras varies depending on the institution, but usually begins in early February and ends in mid-December.  Most grantees begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible.  The last possible start date is March 31, 2023.

Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Honduras are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation.

Accepted Degree Levels
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 the 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 also required.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
No affiliation letter required

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying the affiliation.

The U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa can assist in identifying appropriate partner institutions. See U.S. Embassy contact below.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

Dual citizens of this country are eligible

Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant

Research clearance

It is strongly recommended that applicants in Archaeology/Anthropology request approval from the Honduran Institute of History and Anthropology before beginning research.  Grantees should consult with their affiliation to determine if research clearance is required and the timing for the application process.

Specific considerations

While there are no restrictions on fields, some geographic areas may be off-limits for security reasons, as determined by the U.S. Embassy's Regional Security Office. All students should register online with the Consular Section at upon arrival as American citizens living in Honduras; they should also read Honduras' country profile and current travel warning.

Because of the ongoing threat of violent crime, Honduras is rated by the U.S. Department of State as "Level 3: Reconsider Travel". Applicants should clearly state in their research proposal that they have read and understand the safety and security information found at

Dependent support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact