Visiting Scholars

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – Friday, October 31, 2014
No registrations will be accepted beyond October 31, 2014 at midnight EET

Friday, November 21, 2014
No applications will be accepted after November 21, 2014 at midnight EET

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, 2015 and must be completed by May 31, 2016. The grant period cannot be divided and may be conducted at a maximum of two universities or research centers.  

This program supports projects and activities that recognize and promote the critical relationship between educational exchange and international understanding, in addition to the intellectual merit of the proposals.  Applications with broad multiplier effects are welcome, as are projects that are conducive to candidates’ sharing of their experiences and knowledge with colleagues and students in the host country (US) and upon return, in Greece.

Important factors for the selection of candidates are: professional qualifications, record of service to the field and to the home institution, academic excellence, career potential, civic engagement, personal qualities/abilities to serve as a cultural ambassador for Greece. 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.

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.  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 before moving to the first step, your registration.

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

Eligibility Requirements

Grant Benefits

Terms and Conditions

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

Registration and Application Procedures

Registrations for the 2015-2016 academic year are now closed

Step 1. Registration
Once submitted, your registration form will be automatically available to the Fulbright Foundation/Greek Program Coordinator for a first review. You will receive a confirmation email in the days following your submission.

Step 2. Online Embark Fulbright Application Procedure
Following successful registration and approval of eligibility, 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:

  • Online application form.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications.
  • Within the Project description please include a statement of how the applicant’s proposed project and presence in the United States would promote the “mutual understanding” element of the Fulbright Program and the development of educational collaborations between the United States and Greece.
  • Research Methodology not to exceed five single-spaced pages that clearly details the background, methodology, and objective of your project and its relationship to the objectives of the Fulbright Program. 
  • Official letter of invitation/affiliation from the U.S. institution the applicant plans to attend.
  • Three letters of reference are requested as part of your Fulbright application.  All candidates should register their referees to the Embark system. All candidates should inform their referees that they will need to provide online to the Embark system their letter of reference the latest by  November 10, 2014. All letters should be written in English. The letters of reference should be written by professors with whom you have studied or pursued research or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of study. Please ensure that both pages of the form are completed.
  • Scanned copy of your passport as well as scanned copy of any valid US visa issued within the last 4 years.
  • Signature Form: Upon submission of your online application you must print out, sign, and email this form (the very last page of your online application before submission) to your Fulbright Program Coordinator ( in order to include in your file.

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:

Important dates for 2015-2016 Fulbright Awards for Visiting Scholars
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Registration period 
All applicants must register during this period

September 2, 2014–October 31, 2014

Embark online application deadline

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

December 2014– February 2015

Notification of results   

March 2015

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

June 24, 2015

Attendance is required

June 24, 2015

Grant implementation period

September 15, 2015 to May 31, 2016

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