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.

Artist

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. 

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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.

Tax Information For U.S. Student Fulbright Grantees


Fulbright grants are subject to U.S. income taxes. However, neither the Institute of International Education nor the Department of State are required to issue a 1099 or W2, nor to withhold taxes from grant payments.

The Fulbright Grant Authorization document which you signed before starting your grant should outline the funds you received during your grant period. For those of you who had your checks deposited into a bank account, you can also check your bank statements to see how much was deposited in any given year. Remember, you only need to declare the amount issued during the calendar year, January 1 to December 31.

IRS information on tax filing for Fulbright Grantees can be found here.

Please note that IIE staff members are not permitted to give tax advice. If you are still uncertain about your tax obligation, we encourage you to contact the IRS directly or speak with a tax professional.