Application period opens: March 31, 2022
Application deadline: October 11, 2022 (at 5:00 p.m. EST)
8 Fulbright Study/Research Grants
Up to 8 grants are available to recent university and college graduates who would like to conduct independent research and/or to study in Greece during academic year 2023-2024. See "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.
The official start date for U.S. Fulbright Student Research Grants in Greece is September 15. All grants need to conclude by end of June. Six-month grant terms are available for Ph.D. candidates and independent arts/cultural projects.
Grantees are required to participate in a two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Foundation in Greece in late September 2023 and a seminar in Spring 2024.
Applications will be considered from well-qualified students in all fields and at all degree levels that require minimal supervision. The Fulbright Foundation especially encourages applications for research in: environmental and sustainability studies, marine sciences, STEM fields, STEAM education, negotiation and conflict management/human rights, technology in the arts and education, agriculture, political science, transportation science, climate and climate diplomacy, renewable resources and energy. Graduate level students of classical, Byzantine and contemporary Greece who wish to conduct research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) are also welcome to apply. A separate application to the ASCSA must be filed simultaneously with the Fulbright application.
Graduate Studies at Greek State Universities
Up to two grants will be offered for enrollment at Master’s programs offered in English by Greek State Universities. The grant will provide up to 1000 USD in tuition and fees for studies through a Graduate Program in Greece for the first year only (2 semesters). Other expenses for the completion of the program must be borne on the applicant. The choice of program and discipline lies with the applicant. All fields will be considered. Students must also be officially admitted to the Greek graduate program of their choice in order to be granted Fulbright status and benefits. The application process is the sole responsibility of the applicant. To find Graduate Programs taught in English at Greek State Universities visit https://studyingreece.edu.gr/
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Independent research projects with minimal support from local English speaking hosts may require a good command of the Greek language. Some study of Modern Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. During their grant term in Greece, students will be provided with a small stipend for Greek language lessons.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes
Independent Study/Research: Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Graduate Degree Enrollment: Letter of acceptance required prior to grant start
Applicants are required to secure affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating educational/cultural organization/institution. Projects must be well formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. The Fulbright Foundation in Greece can assist candidates with affiliations but it is up to the candidate to secure a host institution/organization. Placements take place throughout Greece and regional diversity is encouraged.
Students can seek affiliations here https://www.fulbright.gr/en/study-in-greece/resources
The Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via an online platform or by telephone.
Partial coverage of tuition and fees (up to 1000 USD) offered to U.S. Fulbright Students to attend a Graduate Program at a Greek State University. Applies to the first year of studies only. Subsequent semesters of study for the completion of the program along with living costs need to be covered by applicant. Associate Membership fees (up to 1000 USD) for a grantee affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) may also be provided.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
Dependent support is available
Additional Online Resources
Study in Greece
Benefits vary according to Grant Category. The list below is a summary of benefits for the U.S. Fulbright Student Program (Open Study/Research):
US Fulbright Student Program (Open Study/Research)
- Monthly maintenance allowance of 1300 USD (increased by 150 USD per month for up to two dependents)
- A one-time settling allowance at 1200 USD
- Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back up to 1500 USD (for grantee only)
- Baggage allowance of up to 200 USD (for grantee only)
- Modern Greek language lesson allowance of up to 450 USD (for grantee only)
- Books/Research Materials allowance of up to 350 USD (for grantee only)
- Membership fee at the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) for grantees affiliated with this institution
- Up to 1000 USD towards tuition fees for grantees attending a Master's degree program at a Greek State University
- Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State
Terms and Conditions
Specific terms and conditions apply to all U.S. Fulbright Student programs as outlined by the Fulbright Scholarship Board. A full description of those terms and conditions can be found here
The U.S. Fulbright Student program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) based on an agreement with the U.S. Department of State.
All applicants interested in applying under this Fulbright category must thoroughly review the U.S. Fulbright Student program website and apply there https://us.fulbrightonline.org/