Visiting Scholars

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – Friday, November 13, 2015
No registrations will be accepted beyond November 13, 2015 at midnight EET

Friday, December 11, 2015
No applications will be accepted after December 11, 2015 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, 2016 and must be completed by May 31, 2017. 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 2016-2017 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:

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:



Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

September 22 – November 13, 2015 Registration period
All applicants must register during this period

Friday, December 11, 2015 Embark online application deadline

December 2015– February 2016 Review and Evaluation of project proposals
Candidates might get invited to the Foundation for a personal meeting

Nomination of candidates

March 2016 Notification of results

June 2016 Pre-departure orientation program for Fulbright Grantees (Athens)
The program is offered only in Athens and attendance is encouraged

Attendance is required

September 15, 2016 to May 31, 2017 Grant implementation period

Within 30 days 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