The Fulbright Schuman Program awards scholarships to American citizens for research in the European Union with a focus on EU affairs/policy, or the US-EU transatlantic agenda.
The Fulbright Schuman Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and is jointly financed by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Grants are available for American students and professionals, including professionals in training – decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration – who wish to study, research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions.
Following an initial review of their written application, applicants who are recommended by IIE or CIES can expect to be contacted by the Fulbright Commission in Brussels for an interview in mid-February.
Proposals will be considered both from candidates who plan to be based primarily in one member state as well as candidates who will divide their time between host institutions in two or more EU member states. Candidates planning to be based in only one member state should ensure that their proposed research still demonstrates a pan-European perspective. American applicants to the Fulbright Schuman Program apply through IIE (for students) and CIES (for scholars). Grants range from 6 to 9 months (for students) and from 3 to 9 months (for scholars). Please note that eligibility criteria for the program differ depending on whether applicants are applying for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program or the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. For more information, please see the individual awards below.