The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is currently accepting applications for the “Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards” Program. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. The closing date of application is 1 August annually.
- Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.
- Grant benefits vary by country and type of award.
Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral program in any field.
Place of Study
The program will be conducted abroad, outside of the United States.
Eligibility and Criteria
- U.S. citizenship – permanent residence is not sufficient.
- Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar grant are eligible to apply for another Fulbright Scholar grant two years after the date of completion of the previous grant. (For serial or Flex grants, the two-year period begins at the end of the final grant in the series.)
- Recent college graduates with limited professional experience are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Student Program.
- Graduate or doctoral students seeking funding to complete their degrees are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Student Program.
- Sound physical and mental health: selected candidates are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.
- Grants shall not authorize engagement in pastoral, missionary, or other professional religious activities.
- Grants shall not authorize engagement in activities for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
- Applicants are required to disclose any prior convictions of a felony or a misdemeanor, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) but excluding minor traffic violations. The complete FFSB regulations can be found under 626 Ineligibility Factors.
- Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright grant until one year after termination of such employment.
Only the United States citizens may apply this scholarship.
Please go to the website and application link below to apply this scholarship.
1 August every year.