Fulbright US Student Programs

For more information about the grant opportunities below visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants


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


Projects in the Creative and Performing Arts and Creative Writing are research/study grants where the primary purpose of the grant is to learn an art form and/or create artistic work.  The Creative and Performing Arts application will require the submission of supplementary materials which are detailed in the Applicant section of the website.

English Teaching Assistantship

An English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) places a Fulbrighter in a classroom abroad to provide assistance to teachers of English to non-native English-speakers.  The age and academic level of the students varies by country.  ETA grants are available to almost 70 countries.

Travel Grants

Travel grants are only available to Italy, Germany, and Hungary and are designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel.  Candidates for a Travel grant must submit the official Fulbright U.S. Student online application by the deadline in October and will only be offered aTravel grant if the application is deemed qualified by the participating review committees.

Travel grants include:

  • Round-trip international travel to the host country
  • Limited Health Benefits
  • Mid-term enrichment activities, if available in the host country
  • Language or orientation programs, if available in the host country

Fulbright-mtvU Awards

Fulbright mtvU Awards are available for all countries where there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression. Preference will be given to recent graduates.  In addition to the Fulbright application, an mtvU Documentation and Outreach Plan is required.

Critical Language Enhancement Award

The Critical Language Enhancement Award provides a supplement in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program  for grantees to receive between three and six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants.  This opportunity is available for select languages and in limited host countries.

Fulbright Business Grants

Australia: One Fulbright-ANU College of Business and Economics Postgraduate Scholarship for study in Business or Economics.

Mexico: Nine Binational Business Grants to enhance knowledge, expertise, and understanding of post-NAFTA Mexico are available for students interested in combining coursework in international business or law with an internship at a Mexico-based company conducting international or legal business.

Netherlands: NAF/Fulbright Duisenberg School of Finance Grants give students access to a premier private finance school located in the heart of Europe with world-class faculty and direct links to industry leaders in the world of finance. Duisenberg School of Finance offers MSc programs in Finance and Law, Asset Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance and Banking, as well as an LLM in Finance and Law and a Ph.D. in Finance.

Spain: Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants: One International MBA Grant for full-time study in a one-year international MBA program; One grant for a Master’s in International Management.

Fulbright Journalism Grants

Germany: 5 Professional Journalism Awards for beginning professional journalists or recent graduates in journalism or related fields to conduct independent research and serve as interns or guest journalists at newspapers, publishers or television and radio stations in Germany.

Spain: Fulbright/Instituto de Empresa Grants:One grant for a Master’s in Journalism.

UK: 1 Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism for a candidate to pursue the first year of a graduate-level program in Journalism in the UK. There is a possibility of an internship with the BBC for the successful candidate. The award is open to candidates at all degree levels.

Opportunities in the Sciences and Public Health

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note the specific grants below:

Australia: The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for Fulbrighters to undertake postgraduate research with Australia’s leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization). Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply.

Chile: The Chile Science Initiative provides three grants for Master’s level or Ph.D. students conducting study/research at specified Chilean universities. Some programs may not require a high level of Spanish proficiency since much of the work at the Institutes is conducted in English.

Indonesia: The Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards provide scholarships for Americans to study, teach, and conduct research in priority science and technology fields.

Netherlands: The NAF/Fulbright Research Fellowships provides grants for Ph.D. level candidates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics; NAF/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research provides a grant for a post M.D. or Ph.D. in oncology.

Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships in Public Health: Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.