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    Fulbright-Schuman Programme 2024/25

    The Fulbright-Schuman Programme provides grants to EU citizens for study, research or lecturing in the United States with a focus on EU affairs, European integration or US-EU relations.

    There are 5 types of grants available:

    1.Grants for Post-Doctoral Research and Lecturing (‘scholars’)

    • for those with completed PhD (or other terminal degree and 5+ years of experience) and academic/professional experience of 3+ months in two or more EU Member States
    • between 3-9 months


    2.Grants for (Pre) Doctoral Research (‘students’)

    • for those with academic/professional experience of 3+ months in two or more EU Member States, holding at least a bachelor’s degree and having achieved academic excellence or in the final year of study
    • between 4-9 months (i.e., an academic year) but applications for pre-doctoral research for a period as short as four months will also be considered


    3.Grants for International Educators for professionals in international education administration from European universities for research within the field that would be mutually beneficial to both the institutions

    • between 3-9 months


    4.Grants for Innovation for proposals focused on EU or US-EU approaches to innovative technologies and business models and their integration with new and existing policies and regulations.

    • the application procedure is the same as when applying for either a (pre)Doctoral (students) or Post-Doctoral Research (scholars) grant but in the ‘Country Information’ section it needs to specify that you are applying for the innovation award

    5.Fulbright-Schuman Security Studies Award 

    • 3-month programme to foster awareness and understanding of NATO and to increase the level of debate on peace, security, and defense-related issues
    • for post-doctoral researchers, professors, and professionals with a minimum of a doctoral degree (PhD) or other terminal degree that want to conduct research and/or lecture at a U.S. institution for a period of three months in fields of study with a connection to NATO 


    Eligibility criteria

    • citizenship of an EU Member State
    • proficiency in English
    • minimum of a bachelor’s degree
    • 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



    • monthly scholarship (USD equivalent of 2000€ for students, 3000€ for scholars and international educators, 9000€ for the whole 3 months Fulbright-NATO scholarship) to be used to cover tuition, living costs, etc.
    • one-time travel stipend of USD equivalent of 2000€
    • J-visa sponsorship for grantees and any accompanying dependents


    How to apply

    • complete an online application 
    • provide documents including Americanized CV, study/research objectives essay or bibliography of references relevant to the proposed research, personal or project statement, transcripts and diplomas of most recent degree, letters of recommendation and letter(s) of admission or affiliation from a US host institution (this letter should contain the institution’s letterhead and mention the dates or academic term of your stay)


    Deadline: 1 December 2023, at noon CET.


    Read more here.