The full text of the current J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Policies For Fulbright U.S. Scholars may be found in Chapter 600: U.S. Lecturers and Research Scholars.
Eligibility requirements apply at the time
of application. Applicants must meet
all of the following requirements—unless
specific exemptions are stated in individual
country or award descriptions. Applicants
will be considered without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age, national origin
and/or physical impairment.
- U.S. citizenship at the time
of application. Permanent resident status
is not sufficient.
- A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal
degree in a field related to the seminar topic.
- A teaching appointment at a U.S. university, college or community college in the field of German or European Studies. Scholars from related academic fields are welcome to apply, as long as the academic focus is related to the seminar topic.
- Sound physical and mental health
- Notes on Eligibility
Employees, spouses or dependent
children of the United States
Department of State or public
and private organizations under
contract to the United States
Department of State are ineligible
to apply for a Fulbright grant
until one year after the employee's
A candidate who has resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year year period preceding the date of application is ineligible for a grant. For the purpose of this section, a candidate who has lived outside the United States for nine months or more during a calendar year is deemed to have resided abroad for that year. In addition, candidates should
be aware of the Review
Criteria regarding Previous
Applicants must disclose any
prior convictions for commission
of a felony or a misdemeanor (excluding
minor traffic violations). Applicants
must also disclose if, at the
time of application, or at any
subsequent time during the selection
process, they have been arrested
for, indicted for, or charged
with a felony or a misdemeanor
(excluding minor traffic violations),
and the criminal matter has not