Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program


Application deadline for 2018-19 competition will be July 15, 2017

General Information

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers Russian citizens grants for the 2018-2019 academic year as a result of an open, merit-based competition for the following types of activities:

  1. Lecturing (including master-classes for those in creative disciplines);
  2. Research;
  3. Lecturing/research.

• Grants are awarded for a period of 3 to 6 months in the Research category; and for 3 to 9 months for Lecturing projects.
Finalists are affiliated with a U.S. university or an archive as well a museum or research center.

The Fulbright Scholar Program in Russia is open to:

  1. Russian scholars, independent researchers and faculty holding a Ph.D. or a Doctoral degree.
  2. Professionals in the arts, applied sciences, museum, archive, library staff without a degree.

To select a field please consult the list of Fulbright disciplines.

Eligibility Requirements*

  • Russian citizenship and current residence in Russia starting in January, 2017.
  • Ph.D. or Doctoral degree for scholars, researchers, and faculty; Complete higher education and work experience for those in the arts and applied sciences.
  • Proficiency in English appropriate for carrying out in the U.S. the proposed lecturing or research project.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Sound physical and mental health.
  • Applicants may not be affiliated with a commercial institution.
  • Only individual proposals are accepted.
  • Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the U.S.A. are not eligible. Persons who are citizens of both the U.S.A. and Russia are not eligible.
  • You should inform the Moscow office of your participation in other current grant programs for 2018-19 ac.year.

*Complete information on the eligibility requirements can be found here.

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The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
Strastnoy Bulvar 8A, 4th floor, Moscow, Russia 125009
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