The Fulbright Schuman Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and is jointly financed by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Grants can be awarded to candidates from any of the 27 EU member states for a period up to one academic year (9 months) and are open to all academic fields, however, the topic of research must have a strong EU component.
Fulbright Schuman Program
THE FULBRIGHT SCHUMAN PROGRAM AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO EUROPEAN CITIZENS FOR RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES WITH A FOCUS ON EU AFFAIRS/POLICY, OR THE US-EU TRANSATLANTIC AGENDA.
Awards are available to conduct research, or lecture on a topic that is relevant to US-EU relations, EU affairs/policy, or EU institutions and shows relevancy to at least two EU member states. Projects that do not meet this requirement should be submitted through the Fulbright Commission in Portugal. Candidates must arrange their own placement at an accredited university or a non-profit research institution.
Other eligibility requirements are listed below.
GRANTS FOR EU CITIZENS TO THE UNITED STATES
- Grants for Post-Doctoral Research and Lecturing (‘scholars’)
- Grants for (Pre) Doctoral Research (‘students’)
- Grants for International Educators
Both student and scholar applicants may apply to the Grants for Innovation, a series of grantsdesigned to support work that can create better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology. Applications that fit the description of the Innovation grants will automatically be considered during the current application cycle, thus no separate application is necessary.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION PROCESS
Awards are available to candidates from any of the Member States of the European Union to study, conduct research, or lecture on a topic relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU affairs/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 Commission in Portugal. 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. More information about eligibility, including answers to frequently-asked questions, can be found on the specific award pages.
Grants for students are normally for a period of nine months (i.e., an academic year). However, applications for pre-doctoral research for a period as short as four months will also be considered. Grants for scholars are for a minimum period of three months and a maximum of nine months.
- Monthly stipend (USD equivalent of 2000€ for students and 3000€ for scholars) to be used to cover tuition, living costs, etc.;
- One-time travel stipend of USD equivalent of 2000€ intended to defray the costs associated with travel/relocation
- Sickness and accident insurance for grantees (not dependents);
- J-visa sponsorship for grantees and any accompanying dependents;
- In-country programming (e.g., Gateway Orientations, Fulbright Enrichment Seminars)
- Membership in active Fulbright alumni networks in both the United States and Europe
A webinar explaining the opportunities available through the Fulbright Schuman Program will take place on November 3, 2020 at 05:00 PM (Brussels time).
Register in advance for this webinar via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
For complete information on each of the programs, please follow the corresponding link above.