This program is open to Greek citizens and is handled by the
Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg
Preference is given to candidates with at least two years of related professional or academic experience beyond the Bachelor's degree. Candidates with permanent positions at the European Commission are ineligible to apply.
September 15, 2023– December 1, 2023
No applications will be accepted beyond December 1, 2023 (12.00 noon Brussels time)
The Fulbright Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium in Brussels, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The program funds pre- and post-doctoral research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens.
Successful project proposals will observe an issue of common concern from a comparative perspective and will bear significance for more than one EU member state. Candidates are responsible for organizing their own affiliation with an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center in the EU or the U.S.
Preference is given to candidates with at least two years of related professional or academic experience beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Candidates with permanent positions at the European Commission are ineligible to apply.
- (Pre)-Doctoral Research
- Post-Doctoral Research and Lecturing
Awards are available to candidates from any of the 27 EU Member States wishing to conduct research or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. The results of eligible projects must be relevant to at least two EU member states; projects that do not meet this requirement should be submitted through the Fulbright Program in the applicant’s country of citizenship or residency (determined by local requirements). Prior to submitting their application, candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center in the United States. Candidates may propose to stay at more than one institution during their grant, although they should provide a clear plan and justification for doing so.
Student grants are normally for a period of 9 months (one academic year for research oriented graduate program) and for a minimum period of 4 months for pre-doctoral research (before or as part of ongoing PhD).
Research and lecturing awards are for a minimum period of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months, with preference being given to projects of 4 months duration.
Grants are also available for professionals in international education administration at European universities for research within the field that would be mutually beneficial to both the institutions. Research projects should provide a comparative U.S.-EU perspective on global issues within international higher education and/or share best practices within the field. Candidates may consider their contacts from conferences such as NAFSA and EAIE as potential host institutions. Grants are for a minimum period of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months
Method of Application and Deadlines
The Fulbright Foundation in Greece does not administer this award and the selection process is in conjunction with the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Fulbright Schumann competition opens each year on September 15. Interested applicants should submit their online application as soon as possible and the latest by December 1 at noon together with a CV, a one-page description of their proposed project, and supplemental material (TOEFL scores are only needed if the particular program requires those, letters of acceptance or letters of affiliation) to the Commission for Educational Exchange in Brussels.
15 September until 1 December - Fulbright-Schuman competition is open.
1 December at noon - Deadline for candidates to submit final applications to the Commission in Brussels.
1 December - late January - Applicants who advance to the final round will be invited for a mandatory online interview.
Late February - Notification of Results.
Late March - Final approval of Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
April - Successful candidates confirm affiliations with U.S. universities, J1 visa paperwork preparation.
June - Pre-departure Orientation session at the Fulbright office in Athens and Annual Award Ceremony (Greek finalists)
From August onwards - Independent departure for the U.S.