AMOUNT: ALL COSTS OF 1 YEAR Study/Research Fellowship ABROAD

Applicants for study/research grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.

Here are the application components for all grant types.

Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines.


  • U.S. citizen at the time of application

  • Must have bachelor's degree before start of the grant

  • Be in acceptable mental and physical health

  • Must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people

  • Must NOT hold a doctoral degree at time of application

  • Must NOT have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application

  • Must NOT be employees or immediate family of the US Department of State for a period ending one year after termination of employment


  1. Contact campus representative Jolyn Schleiffarth ( for on-campus deadline
  2. Submit application roughly one year before start of grant.


  • Strong preference in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is for those who have not previously held a Fulbright grant. However, those who may have held an English Teaching Assistant Program may apply for a study/research grant, provided that at least 2 years have elapsed from the end of their ETA period, and they continue to meet all other eligibility requirements.

  • Preference will be given to applicants whose higher education was undertaken primarily at educational institutions in the United States. Foreign study during the junior year or other periods of undergraduate study that are inte­gral parts of the curricula of American institutions will not be considered a disadvantage.

  • Candidates who have not resided or studied in the country to which they are applying for more than six months, not counting undergraduate study abroad are preferred. Duty abroad in the Armed Forces of the United States is not considered disqualifying within the meaning of this section.

  • For most programs, applicants who have had extensive previous foreign experience in the host country are at a competitive disadvantage, but are still eligible to apply.

Number of recipients: Varies by country