The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. It offers approximately 10-15 scholarships for study, research, and lecturing in the United States. Grants are open to all academic fields of study, but must relate to U.S.-EU relations or EU affairs. Other eligibility requirements are listed below.
GRANTS FOR EU CITIZENS TO THE UNITED STATES
- Grants for Post-Doctoral Research and Lecturing (‘scholars’)
- Grants for (Pre) Doctoral Research (‘students’)
- Grants for International Educators
Both student and scholar applicants may apply to the Fulbright Schuman Innovation Grants , a series of grants that support research at the intersection of technology and policy. Applications that fit the description of the Innovation Grants will automatically be considered during the current application cycle; no separate application is necessary.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS
Awards are available to candidates from any of the Member States of the European Union to study, conduct research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The results of eligible projects must be relevant to at least two EU member states; projects that do not meet this requirement should be submitted through the Fulbright Program in the applicant’s country of citizenship. Prior to submitting their application, candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center in the United States. More information about eligibility, including answers to frequently-asked questions, can be found on the specific award pages.
Grants for students are normally for a period of nine months (i.e., an academic year). However, applications for pre-doctoral research for a period as short as four months will also be considered. Grants for scholars are for a minimum period of three months and a maximum of nine months, with preference being given to projects of 4-6 months duration.
Please note that applicants who will travel to the United States without a PhD are placed in the “Student” category and are required to remain in the U.S. for a minimum of 4 months. Applicants who have significant work experience or have a PhD (or will have a PhD by time of departure to the U.S.) are placed in the “Visiting Scholar Research” category and may remain for a minimum of 3 months. For the 2020-2021 academic year, all departures must take place between August 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
- Monthly stipend (USD equivalent of 2000€ for students and 3000€ for scholars) to be used to cover tuition, living costs, etc.;
- One-time travel stipend of USD equivalent of 2000€ intended to defray the costs associated with travel/relocation
- Sickness and accident insurance for grantees (not dependents);
- J-visa sponsorship for grantees and any accompanying dependents;
- In-country programming (e.g., Gateway Orientations, Fulbright Enrichment Seminars)
- Membership in active Fulbright alumni networks in both the United States and Europe