The Fulbright Foundation in Greece offers an extensive scholarship program for Greek citizens who wish to study, lecture, conduct research or pursue professional development at an institution in the United States.
The Fulbright Scholarship Program for Greek Citizens for the academic year 2018-2019 has been fully uploaded onto the Foundation's website. One can find all program details, eligibility criteria, deadlines and other basic information for the 5 core Fulbright and 2 SUSI scholarship programs. Registration and application periods started from September 2017 onward. Dates include registration and application cycles, interview days, and grant periods. Scholarships are granted under programs for Secondary School Educators, Graduate Students, Doctoral Students, Student Leaders, Artists, and Visiting Scholars.
This year, Fulbright Greece secured for the first time a placement in the Santa Fe Art Institute International Residency Program through a partnership agreement. In January 2018, nominee Dafni Kalafati, member of the NGO AMAKA, will travel to Santa Fe in New Mexico for a 4-month thematic residency on Equal Justice.
The Doctoral Dissertation Visiting Research Students Program proved to be a worthwhile and successful addition to the core Fulbright scholarship program. This is what Christos Mavrodimitrakis, one of the three finalists of the very first application cycle, had to say:
My experience as a Fulbright grantee of the 2016-2017 Doctoral Dissertation Visiting Research Students Program was unique. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Department of Economics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, working on strategic policy interactions in monetary unions. As a Fulbright scholar, I was at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University in Arlington. The time I spent at the Schar School was one of the most productive of my life. The School supplied me with everything I needed to conduct research, similar to being a Ph.D. candidate at the school. I had a frequent and constructive contact with my supervisor there. We are currently writing a paper together based on the research that was entirely conducted during my visit in the U.S. I have also benefited substantially from various events and activities at the School, from open lectures and policy debates to workshops and research seminars. Moreover, the interdisciplinary environment that the School embraces provided me with a different perspective, so important to understand the complex economic and social phenomena of our times. I had the chance to attend important international academic conferences and the opportunity to present part of my research to such a conference, and to the Ph.D. Workshop Series at the School.