The Fulbright-Schuman Program in European Affairs

Program description

The Fulbright-Schuman Program in European Affairs is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium and is co-financed by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State.

European students and scholars can apply between September 15, 2023 and December 1, 2023, for the prestigious Fulbright-Schuman award to study or conduct research in the United States on transatlantic relations. The Fulbright-Schuman grant is a 3 to 9 month award that enables European students and academics of all EU Member States to advance their study or research while being hosted at a U.S. university or institution.

Student grants usually take the form of a Master’s degree program, or up to a nine months of research as part of an ongoing doctoral degree. Grants are also available at the post-graduate level for scholars – that is, applicants who already have completed their PhD – to lecture or conduct research at an accredited U.S. institution. While most students apply for funding for a full academic year with a minimum stay of four months, scholars may propose a research stay with a duration as short as three months. A detailed list of eligibility criteria can be found on the Program’s website:

5 – 10 Fulbright-Schuman scholars and 5 – 10 Fulbright-Schuman students from the EU typically receive grants each year. Candidates from all academic fields are encouraged to apply through the online application available on the Program’s website:

In addition to the general Fulbright-Schuman grants, there will also be one Fulbright-Schuman Innovation grant awarded which is designed 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. The 2024-2025 Innovation Award will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to innovative technologies and business models and their integration with new and existing policies and regulations.

Well-qualified candidates will have ambassadorial qualities and demonstrate a desire to foster leadership, learning, and understanding between cultures. Successful applicants will demonstrate English proficiency and a record of academic excellence.

Value of the awards:

Fulbright-Schuman grantees receive a scholarship toward their tuition and fees, living expenses, and other related costs. The scholarship amount is set at the USD equivalent of 2000€ per month for students and USD equivalent of 3000€ per month for scholars (postdoctoral researchers, visiting professors, and some mid-career professionals) with a maximum stay of 9 months. In addition, grantees will obtain a one-time travel stipend.

Grants available for EU citizens and application info: