Graduate Student Research Grants

Graduate Student Research Grants

Graduate Students

Application period opens: April 1, 2019

Application deadline: October 8, 2019 (at 5:00 p.m. EST)

7 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Award Profile
Up to 7 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 2020-2021. See "Candidate Profile" for a description of the award categories.

Grant Period

9 months

Grants in Greece begin on September 15 and are completed by late June. Six-month applications will be considered 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 2020 and a seminar in Spring 2021.

Pre-Departure Orientation
No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile
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 in: Modern Greek studies, social sciences, education policy, government/public administration, arts /culture, environmental sciences and business. 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.

Student Advising/Research Grant Up to one grant will be offered to combine personal research and working with local students seeking admission to U.S. colleges and universities, allowing the grantees to contribute towards international education and cultural exchange. This assignment requires approximately 15 hours service per week at the EducationUSA Center at the Fulbright office in Athens. Preference will be given to candidates with some experience in undergraduate admissions, counselling and/or who have worked with high school students through book clubs and SAT test preparation. Fulbright Greece is seeking candidates who can help promote U.S. undergraduate and graduate studies, the Liberal Arts and the U.S. educational system, student exchanges and Study Abroad opportunities.

Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Up to one grant will be offered for enrollment at the MA in Southeast European Studies. The grant will partially cover tuition and fees (up to 1000 USD) for this intensive one-year graduate program which is taught in English. The program is primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities (politics, sociology, economics, social anthropology, political and social history, Balkan studies, Modern Greek Studies, journalism, etc). Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe

Accepted Degree Levels

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information
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

Applicants are encouraged 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. Library and research facilities are generally limited.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece reserves the right to interview finalists via Skype or telephone.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Partial coverage of tuition and related fees (up to 1000 USD) will be provided for enrollment at the Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Associate Membership fees (up to 1000 USD) for a grantee affiliated with the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) may also be provided.

Special Application Instructions
Candidates interested in the Postgraduate Programme in Southeastern European Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, must also be admitted to this program. The application process is the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Dependent support is available


Additional Online Resources
Study in Greece

Nicholas Tourides
Educational Advisor/American Program Coordinator
T +30 210 7241 811/2, ext. 1

Benefits vary according to Grant Category. The list below is a summary of benefits for a) the US Fulbright Student Program (Academic/Research) and b) the Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellows program:

US Fulbright Student Program (Academic/Research)

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 1300 USD (increased by 10% 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 (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
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State

Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellows*

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 860 USD
  • Housing provided by HAEF, the host institution
  • Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back
  • Modern Greek Language lessons provided by HAEF, the host institution
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State
  • Additional health insurance coverage provided by HAEF, the host institution

*Benefits are for grantees only. Dependents are not eligible under this program

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


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