Prospective applicants should review the research/study grant application statistics for regional totals.
There are several different types of grants, including:
Full Fulbright Grants
Are usually for study in any field. For recently graduated seniors, this usually means being enrolled in a graduate program abroad. Usually (but not always) fluency in the country's official language is required for these grants. For graduate students, this may mean a wide range of activities from independent research to collaboration with local scholars.
Study or Research in Academic & Creative and Performing Arts Fields
The majority of U.S. Student Fulbright Grants are designed:
- To conduct study and/or research
- In one country
- For an academic year
These are the traditional Fulbright Grants and offer the greatest flexibility.
Applicants design their own programs, which may include:
- University coursework
- Independent research
- Professional training in the arts and other fields
- A combination of these or other projects
Applicants for study/research grants will:
- Select a country
- Review the program priorities/requirements for the country
- Discuss project ideas with faculty, adviser, FPA or mentor
- Design their project proposal
- Investigate, contact, and secure affiliations in the host country
- Prepare supplementary materials (Creative/Performing Arts only)
Travel-Only Grants are available in Italy, Germany, and Hungary only and are designed to supplement:
- an award from any source that does not provide for international travel
- a student's own funds for study or research
English Teaching Assistantships
Are another option for people without fluency in a foreign language if they wish to go to a non-English-speaking country. Theses grants typically fund students to come and learn the language or pursue independent projects part time while serving as a teaching assistant in English-language classes for children and high school students.