Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13191-GR
Activity Type
Professional Project
A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.
Teaching
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
Teaching/Research
A combination of teaching and research as described above. Refer to the award description for any specifications on percentages of time that should be devoted to teaching vs research.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Artists
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Higher Education Administrators and Executives
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of administrators or executives with a focus on the international dimensions of their campuses.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Professionals
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Up To
7
Award Start Period
October 2023, or February 2024
Award Length
3 months - 4 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Greece
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
The applicant can propose any of the listed activities

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Conduct teaching or teaching/research, including lectures, seminars and/or workshops, in any area of the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, or Pure and Applied Sciences (STEM).  Collaborate with colleagues at Greek universities, museums and other cultural organizations and research centers. Projects with a lecturing component are preferred.  Lecturing can include teaching a course and/or offering seminars/workshops. Professional projects such as but not limited to the arts, museums, non-profits and other organizations with a cultural, humanitarian and/or educational scope are allowed. 

Locations
Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Locations Detail

Applicants are encouraged to affiliate with an appropriate host institution in Greece. A list of possible hosts can be found at

https://www.fulbright.gr/en/study-in-greece/resources

Award Length and Period

Fall term: Three months; Spring term: three to four months. Total grant length is either three or four months depending on the term selected.

Grants must begin in either October 2023 (three months) or February 2024 (three to four months).

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is preferred.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

Letters of affiliation should be sought from September through early July. 

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Additional Language Requirement

English is sufficient for teaching/lecturing; additional language proficiency is not required. However, knowledge of Greek is useful.

For independent research projects, Greek language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required. Feasibility of conducting research must be demonstrated in the project statement.

Additional Qualification Information

Applicants must have at least three years of relevant experience. Applicants outside of academia must have some teaching experience. Professionals and artists must have a minimum of seven years of experience in their respective fields.

Proposals from U.S. higher education administrators are welcome and should have a focus on:

  • assessing and recommending strategies for the improvement of student services on Greek campuses and/or
  • the further internationalization of local universities by forming partnerships with their U.S. counterparts.

U.S. administrators will have opportunities to work closely with the Rectors, International Affairs and Career offices of Greek universities, and with the Ministry of Education and the Greek Scholarship Foundation (Erasmus+ program).

Additional Comments

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating organization/institution.  Information about Greek universities can be found at the Fulbright Foundation in Greece.

Award Allowances

$2,500 (USD) per month. The base stipend amount will be increased by $150 USD per accompanying dependent and for up to two dependents.

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

One-time settling-in allowance of $1,200 (USD), round-trip airfare for grantee and one accompanying dependent up to $3,000 (USD), and excess luggage allowance up to $200 (USD) for grantee only.

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

Up to $350 (USD) for books and research materials.

Additional Dependent Benefits

Up to $3,000 (USD) per family for dependents in elementary or secondary school.

Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Estimated Cost of Living
Housing expenses range from 400-500 USD (studio apartment) to 800-1,200 USD for 2-3 bedroom apartments per month depending on location. These rates are for furnished apartments and include basic utilities. Quality fresh produce, groceries and other types of food can be found at reasonable prices. Eating out can be fairly inexpensive. Local transportation in major cities is not expensive (Metro, tram, buses and cabs).
Special Award Benefits

For grantee only, up to $450 (USD) for Greek language lessons.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Greece

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program is an important component of the Fulbright Foundation's mission to bring outstanding U.S. scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to Greek institutions of higher learning and state or private organizations in order to promote cultural and educational ties between the two countries through scholarly interaction and collaboration.

Grants are for individuals with a Ph.D. or a terminal degree and three to 10 years or more of appropriate professional experience. Grants are intended for either three months during the fall term (October – December) or three to four months during the spring term (February – June).

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating organization/institution.  English is sufficient for teaching/lecturing; however, knowledge of Greek is useful. Information on Greek universities can be found at the Fulbright Foundation in Greece website

Facts about Greece and the Greek Educational System are available here

Fulbright Greece website

U.S. Embassy in Greece website

Previous Fulbright Recipients

U.S. Fulbrighters to Greece share their testimonies and impact of the Fulbright program Alumni Impact https://www.fulbright.gr/en/alumni/alumni-impact U.S. Alumni Speak https://www.fulbright.gr/en/alumni/us-alumni-speak

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.