Visiting Scholars

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 – Friday, November 1, 2013
No registrations will be accepted beyond November 1, 2013

Friday November 22, 2013
No applications will be accepted after November 22, 2013

Please carefully read all instructions below before you register

Recruitment for all educational exchange programs is based on open, and fair national competition, and on individual merit and academic excellence. Transparency in the selection process is assured.  Fulbright Greece is fully committed to recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of every person, and to the provision of equal rights and opportunities.

Overview and Guidelines

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will award up to seven partial grants (depending on available funding) to Greek professors/researchers to lecture and/or conduct research at universities or research centers in the United States. Fulbright grants are awarded for a minimum of three months. Recipients may continue their project under the Fulbright auspices for up to six months (maximum eligible period) only if funding from sources other than the Fulbright Foundation is obtained.  In that case, proof of funds is required. The grant period may begin as early as September 15, 2014 and must be completed by May 31, 2015. The grant period cannot be divided and may be conducted at a maximum of two universities or research centers. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic excellence, professional experience, career potential, civic engagement, and ambassadorial qualities. All awards are subject to the Fulbright Foundation policies in compliance with the Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) guidelines and all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.

Awards are open to scholars in all fields and applicants must arrange their own affiliation/invitation in the United States. Applicants should allow enough time to secure and establish an affiliation with an educational institution that will host them during their Fulbright grant period. Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to look for lecture opportunities within their host institutions. The Foundation looks for well-defined/sustainable projects that are innovative, that will have an impact in their respective areas, and that may lead to future collaborations between the United States and Greece. 

Fulbright Awards offer financial support for research/lecturing/teaching in the US. However, Fulbright is much more than a scholarship – we offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unrivaled support both during and after their Fulbright year. 

Alumni Speak:
My stay at Harvard was very rewarding both in academic, but also in personal terms. I had the opportunity to interact closely with colleagues working at the forefront of biomedical sciences and also join them in social activities outside the lab. I enjoyed three months in an intellectually rich and highly challenging environment where I not only received strong intellectual stimuli, but also conveyed the message that such cutting-edge research may be performed in Greece. This was highly appreciated by my colleagues in the US, especially at the present difficult financial climate.

Rebecca Matsa, Hellenic Pasteur Institute, 2010-2011 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Neurobiology, Harvard University, Cambridge

While a Fulbright Award is up to six months in length, the benefits do not end there. Receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities.

Carefully review the selection criteria, minimum eligibility requirements, and Terms and Conditions relating to the category for which you intend to apply before moving to the first step, your registration.

You can locate answers to most frequently asked questions (Q&As):

Alumni Speak:
I am a 2010-11 Fulbright scholar lecturing at the Athens University of Economics and Business and I research in the field of Statistical Ecology. The use of statistical methods to model endangered wildlife populations is becoming increasingly important as we enter the 21st century. The aim of my Fulbright project was to evaluate and combine methods for analysing ecological time series reflecting population abundance that my U.S. host, Dr de Valpine, and I have independently developed. The broader aim of this work is to develop better methods for wildlife population management and conservation that can be used to identify and prevent future population declines and extinctions.

Panagiotis Besbeas, AUEB, 2010-2011 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Economics/Statistics, University of California, Berkeley

Eligibility Requirements

Grant Benefits

Alumni Speak:
Although I did not directly interact with students due to the limited period of time available for conducting and completing my research project, I am already making efforts to implement the knowledge I have attained in the Department of Animal and Human Physiology at the School of Biology in the University of Athens in Greece. This will benefit the students attending our courses. Furthermore, the 3 month stay will hopefully lead to a long lasting collaboration between the two institutions, further advancing exchange of ideas and scientific progress.  Furthermore, the new techniques I have learned will potentially help me to ameliorate the quality of the research conducted in our home laboratory, enabling publications in high impact factor scientific journals. In addition to this, due to the inspiring conversations and lab meetings I attended, I will make an effort to pursue new ideas as well as existing ones from a different perspective. This will also favour submission of grant proposals in new fields of cardiovascular biology. Overall, I have gained an immense benefit from this experience and will therefore wholeheartedly encourage students as well as colleagues to apply for an international exchange and pursue a Fulbright foundation grant.

Ioanna Aikaterini Angeli, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2010-2011 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Biology, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Terms and Conditions

Alumni Speak:
Another important aspect of my stay in the U.S.A. has been the experience of living in New York City, an experience I was lucky enough to share with my family (that is with my wife who is an artist working in the photographic medium and with my 6 year old son). Living in NYC is a mind opening experience. And it is not only visiting galleries and museums. It’s much more than that. Taking the subway, jogging by the Hudson River, walking in the Central Park are experiences that take the word ‘culture’ to another level, that of daily life.

Konstantinos Ioannidis, Athens School of Fine Arts, 2012-2013 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Art History, Rockefeller Archive Center & The Museum of Modern Art, New York

For a listing of all the scholarships awarded during the previous years, please visit Each year, recipients are posted on the website by late June.

Registration and Application Procedures

Registration will begin SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 and conclude NOVEMBER 1, 2013.


You can either register online or request a registration form. The online link will be activated and forms will be distributed from September 3 onwards.

For registration forms, please contact:
Greek Program Coordinator, The Fulbright Foundation
6 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 106 74 Athens
Tel.: 210 724 1811 or 210 724 1812, ext. 203
e-mail address:

Online Embark Fulbright Application Procedure

Following successful registration, applicants will be given a link to complete the online Embark Fulbright application in English. Applications which have been submitted without prior registration will not be accepted. When you begin your application, the system will ask you to confirm that you are eligible for this award.

The Fulbright Foundation accepts ONLY online Embark Applications. Faxed or e-mailed or mailed copies of applications will not be accepted.

The following documents must be completed/ uploaded in the Embark online application:


Important dates for 2014-2015 Fulbright Awards for Visiting Scholars

Tuesday September 3, 2013 - Friday November 1, 2013

Friday November 22, 2013

Registration period 
All applicants must register during this period,
either online or by email request

September 3, 2013–November 1, 2013

Embark online application deadline

November 22, 2013

Review and Evaluation of project proposals
Candidates might get invited to the Foundation for a personal meeting
Nomination of candidates

December 2013– February 2014*

Notification of results   

March 2014

Pre-departure orientation program for Fulbright Grantees (Athens)
The program is offered only in Athens and attendance is encouraged

June 12, 2014

Attendance is required

June 12, 2014

Grant implementation period

September 15, 2014 to May 31, 2015

Debriefing Session
at the Fulbright Athens office on an individual level upon completion of the grant.

Within 30 days.

Final Grant Report
upon completion of the grant.

Within 30 days.

*The Fulbright Foundation will remain closed from December 24, 2013 to January 6, 2014