The Fulbright Schuman Award

The Fulbright-Schuman Program, administered by the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Belgium, is jointly financed by the U.S. State Department and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. The program funds graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecture proposals in the field of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens.

Programs are available to both pre-and postdoctoral researchers. Successful project proposals will observe an issue of common concern from a comparative perspective and will bear significance for more than one EU member state. Candidates are responsible for organizing their own affiliation with an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution, or independent research center in the EU or the U.S.

Preference is given to candidates with at least two years of related professional or academic experience beyond the Bachelor’s degree. Candidates with permanent positions at the European Commission are ineligible to apply. Grants are available for both graduate students and scholars. For further information, please see the Fulbright Schuman Program website administered by the Belgian Fulbright Commission.


⚬ Monthly stipend
(USD equivalent of 2000€ for students, 3000€ for scholars)
⚬ One-time travel stipend of USD equivalent of 1000€
⚬ Sickness and accident insurance for grantee
⚬ J-visa sponsorship for grantee and any accompanying dependents
⚬ Program sponsored events and activities in the US 
⚬ Membership in active Fulbright alumni networks in both the United States and Europe