For practicing/working artists in any field of the arts who wish to grow a higher level of proficiency, to enhance their career, seek advancement opportunities and familiarize with the U.S. cultural scene.
STEP 1. REGISTRATION PERIOD:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018– Friday, February 15, 2019
No registration will be accepted beyond February 15, 2019 at midnight EET
STEP 2. ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday, March 15, 2019
No applications will be accepted after March 15, 2019 at midnight EET
The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will award up to two grants (depending on available funding) to artists to pursue non-degree studies and conduct career-launching projects in their field in the United States. Fulbright grants are awarded for minimum six months. Recipients may continue their project under the Foundation’s auspices for more than six months and up to nine 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 1, 2019 and must be completed by May 31, 2020. Applications may be submitted only if applicants have received an official letter of invitation or admission from an educational institution and/or cultural organization in the United States.
This award is open to practicing/working artists in any field of fine arts, performance, creative writing, music, dance, theater, cinematography, photograph, and digital arts who wish to grow a higher level of proficiency, to enhance their career, seek advancement opportunities and familiarize with the U.S. cultural scene. The Foundation looks for well-defined/sustainable projects that are innovative, that will have an impact in the respective areas, and that may lead to future collaborations between the United States and Greece. Applicants should allow enough time to secure and establish an affiliation with an educational institution and/or cultural organization in the United States that will host them during their Fulbright grant period. This award is NOT for candidates seeking a degree. Candidates who wish to pursue a Master's degree, and meet all eligibility requirements may apply under the Greek Graduate Students Program. Professional diploma’s or certificates are acceptable under the Artist Program.
Candidates are selected on the basis of academic excellence, potential for professional development, civic engagement, extra-curricular activities, and personal qualities/abilities to serve as a cultural ambassador for Greece. All awards are subject to the Fulbright Foundation policies in compliance with the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines and all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.
- Greek citizenship and a valid Greek passport. Candidates with dual citizenship (U.S./Greek) or permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.
- Preference will be given to candidates whose country of permanent residence is Greece.
- An official letter of invitation or admission from an educational institution and/or cultural organization in the United States defining project objective and project dates.
- Excellent command of the English language.
- Preference will be given to artist candidates between the ages of 28 to 45 at the time of application, with a minimum of five years professional experience in their field of work/study.
- Preference will be given to candidates with a degree from a recognized university or institution.
- Priority will be given to applicants who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States.
- The Fulbright grant is non-renewable grant that provides a monthly maintenance allowance towards tuition and/or living expenses for the minimum duration of your grant period, roundtrip airfare, and limited health and accident insurance. The amount of this allowance depends on the Foundation’s budget for each year and on the Fulbright Foundation's recommendation and cannot exceed the amount of US $ 1,800 / month.
- Round trip travel allowance in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
- Limited health and accident insurance (for grantee only). All participants will receive the Department of State's health insurance coverage (A+SPE) of $100,000 per illness or per injury with co-pays of $25 per medical visit and $75 for hospitalizations or emergency entries for the duration of the program. Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
- Pre-Departure Orientation program.
- Participation in the Annual Awards Ceremony.
- Fulbright Certificate of Award.
- J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa sponsorship
- Gateway Orientation, Enrichment Seminars, and other benefits offered by the cooperating agency in the United States: the Institute of International Education (IIE)
- Membership in the online global community for all participants of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs (such as the Fulbright program). International Exchange Alumni website
Fulbright Awards offer financial support for non-degree study in the U.S. 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 one academic year in length, the benefits do not end there. Receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities.
- Online registration before accessing the online Embark application is mandatory.
- A Fulbright Selection Committee will interview all candidates, in person, on specific dates. All candidates will be informed of their interview appointment with the Selection Committee by email. Interviews last for about 15 to 20 minutes. Interviews are conducted in English and physical presence is mandatory. SKYPE and e-mail interviews will not be considered.
- Candidates will be informed of their nomination status on the day following the end of the interview cycle. Candidates will be designated as ‘primary’, ‘alternate’, or ‘non-selected’. Alternate candidates remain on standby until review and finalization of the overall budget.
- Contact and affiliation agreement with U.S. educational and/or cultural organizations is the sole responsibility of each applicant.
- The Foundation's Board of Directors will review and re-evaluate the eligibility of the grant should the affiliated institution change.
- Candidates selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a medical history and examination report before their grants can be finalized. The Fulbright office will provide the necessary Medical Health Form.
- Fulbright grant recipients will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
- Candidates selected must provide the Foundation with proof of sufficient financial resources, in addition to the Fulbright award, before the issuance of a J-1 visa.
- Awards cannot be deferred to the following year.
- Fulbright grant recipients must travel on a J-1 visa sponsored by the Fulbright Program. It is a condition of the visa that after completion of the research program, scholars must return to Greece and reside there for two years before being eligible to immigrate or apply for permanent residence or a work permit in the United States. The purpose of the two-year home residency requirement is to ensure that exchange visitors return to their home country and fulfill the exchange objectives of the Fulbright Program to broaden and strengthen mutual understanding between Greece and the United States.
Step 1. Registration
Once you have submitted online, 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 week following your submission.
Step 2. Fulbright Online Embark 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 have contacted the local office (registration) and that you are eligible for this award.
The Fulbright Foundation accepts ONLY applications electronically submitted through the EMBARK system. Faxed or e-mailed or mailed copies of applications will not be accepted.
The following documents must be completed / uploaded in the online Embark application:
- Online Application Form.
- The Project Statement (Study/Research objectives) section should not exceed five single-spaced pages and clearly detail the background and the purpose of your project and include a timeframe that proves the feasibility of your planned research within the proposed grant period.
- In the Personal Statement section you will need to include an account of how the applicant’s proposed project and presence in the United States will promote the “mutual understanding” element of the Fulbright Program and the development of educational / professional collaborations between the United States and Greece.
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
- Letter of Invitation or Admission from a U.S. affiliation; letters should include detailed information on tuition or other fees for the non-degree program.
- Letters of reference: 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 submit their letters of reference online the latest by March 10, 2019. All three letters should be written in English. The letters of reference should be written by professors or professionals with whom you have studied or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of work. Please ensure that both sides of the Embark referees form are completed.
- Scanned copy of your passport as well as scanned copy of any valid US visa issued within the last 4 years. If you do not yet own a passport then you will have to submit a copy of your ID card.
- Copies of your main degrees, diplomas and/or certificates; those in Greek will need to be translated into English.
- 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 the Fulbright Program Coordinator in order to include in your file.
- All candidates are requested to submit an Artist Portfolio and one hard copy (paper copy or printout) of their completed Embark application to the Fulbright Foundation, 6 Vassilissis Sofias , 10674 Athens, (attn: Greek Program Coordinator) the latest within 7 days of its electronic submission. The Artist Portfolio should include a table of contents and selective proof of publications, exhibitions, or public performances in Greece or abroad. Artists Portfolios may be submitted in digital form as part of the application (Additional Documents upload) or as a separate hard copy file. The portfolio will be reviewed by the Foundation's Selection Committee and will be available to the candidates following the day of the interview (if applicable).
We encourage artists to deliver their final application and portfolio to the Foundation in person and arrange for a personal meeting by email or by phone.
The registration form will be accessible here from December 11, 2018 onward until February 15, 2019.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019-2020 FULBRIGHT AWARDS FOR ARTISTS
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 – Friday, February 15, 2019
ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday, March 15, 2019
December 11, 2018 – February 22, 2019
All applicants must register during this period
Friday, March 15, 2019
Online Embark Application Deadline
Within 7 days of your final application submission
Materials submission deadline
Artists portfolio and one paper copy of the completed Embark application
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Notification of results
Pre-departure orientation program for Fulbright Grantees
The program is offered only in Athens and attendance is required
Attendance is required
September 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020
Grant implementation period
Within 30 days
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