The Fulbright-Schuman Program offers grants to EU citizens to study, research or teach in the United States; focusing on EU affairs, European integration or U.S.-EU relations.
The program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
There are four types of scholarships available:
Postdoctoral research and teaching grants (“scholarships”)
- For those with a completed doctorate and academic/professional experience of 3 months or more in two or more EU member states.
- For a minimum period of three months and a maximum of nine months, with preference given to projects of 4-6 months in duration
(Pre-)doctoral research grants
- For those who have academic/professional experience of more than three months in two or more EU member states, hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have achieved academic excellence generally defined as a distinction in each year of study or in the final year of study.
- Fellowships are generally awarded for a period of between four and nine months (i.e., one academic year), but applications for pre-doctoral research for a period of four months will also be considered.
Scholarships for international educators
- For international education administration professionals from European universities for research within the field that is mutually beneficial to both institutions.
- For a period of 3 months to one academic year (9 months)
- For proposals focused on EU or US 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 a predoctoral or postdoctoral research fellowship, but in the “Country Information” section you must specify that you are applying for the innovation fellowship.
- be a citizen of an EU Member State
- English proficiency
- have at least a bachelor’s degree
- Before applying, candidates must arrange their own admission to an accredited university, vocational/professional training institution or independent research institution in the United States.
- Monthly scholarship (equivalent in USD to €2,000 for students and €3,000 for international scholars and educators) to be used to cover tuition, living expenses, etc.
- One-time travel grant of a USD equivalent of €2,000 to defray travel/transfer costs
- Sickness and accident insurance for grantees (not for dependents)
- In-country training (e.g. Gateway Orientations, Fulbright Enrichment Seminars)
- Participation in active networks of Fulbright alumni, both in the United States and Europe.
December 1, 2022, at 12 noon CET (applications open on 15/09/2022).