Application deadline: October 10, 2023 (at 5:00 p.m. EST)
5 Fulbright Study/Research Grants
Up to 5 grants are available to recent university and college graduates, Master’s and Ph.D. level students who would like to conduct independent research during academic year 2024-2025. 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 2024 and a seminar in Spring 2025.
Fulbright Greece will award up to five grants to a) recent college/university graduates, b) students pursuing a Master’s degree and c) Ph.D. candidates. 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. Art projects require an academic affiliation with a Greek state university or an art public benefit organization. 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. Students must file a separate application to the ASCSA in addition to their Fulbright application.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
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: No
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
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.
Associate Membership fees (up to 1000 USD) for a grantee affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) may also be provided.
Grantees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation 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)
- Tuition fees for Associate Membership with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) up to $1000 (if applicable and for grantee only)
- Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State
Visa/Residence Permit Information
Candidates will work with Fulbright Greece to obtain the correct visa and necessary documentation for their arrivals. Visas to Greece for Fulbrighters and their underage dependents are provided free of charge. This type of visa is also a residence permit which covers the total grant period and allows for travel in and out of Greece and the Schengen Treaty Area.
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/