International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students


The application deadline for the 2012-2013 Science and Technology competition was April 15th

General Information

The International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award for outstanding foreign students, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology. The Fulbright S&T Award is for PhD study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. Winners of this Fulbright scholarship come from all world regions.

Recipients are chosen through a rigorous, multi-tiered, merit-based selection process consisting of in-country competition and review, field and discipline merit review by top-level U.S. academic leaders, and nomination by a blue ribbon Advisory Panel, including a Nobel Laureate and university deans and presidents. Final selections are made by the Presidentially appointed Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The International Fulbright Science and Technology award is for PhD study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. The program is funded by ECA and aims to convey the message that the U.S. remains the premier destination for serious scientific study and research, and that America not only welcomes top notch talent, we encourage future leaders to shape their careers here.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting applications to the Moscow office of the Fulbright Program in Russia is April 15, 2011.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Russian citizen and have been living continually in the Russian territory since January 2011.
  • Must have a university diploma or Bachelors Degree by August 2011 (Applicants who expect to receive their diplomas in the summer of 2011 should submit an official certificate from their university stating their current status as a student)
  • English Language skills strong enough to study or conduct research in US. (Note: The Fulbright Program in Russia will provide financial assistance to nominated candidates who need to take TOEFL.)

ELIGIBLE FIELDS OF STUDY: Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering, Agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only)*, Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), Environmental Science/Engineering, Geology/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Information Sciences/Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Neuroscience/Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Oceanography, and Physics.

FUNDING: ECA will fund grants for up to three years for this competition, beginning in August/September 2011. After three years, U.S. universities will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a PhD. Placement of students will be handled by the Institute of International Education (IIE), a Fulbright cooperating agency.

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
Tverskaya St., 16 building 1, office 504, Moscow, Russia 125009
Tel: +7.495.966.9353 Contact: