The International Fulbright Science and Technology 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.
Applicants must be citizens of a country where there is an active Fulbright Foreign Student Program and must apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in their country of citizenship.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree (comparable to a U.S. bachelor’s degree) on or before the start of the program.
It is highly recommended that the applicant have received his/her bachelor’s degree in the same or a related field for which he/she plans to pursue Ph.D. study.
Eligible Fields of Study:
Eligible fields include Aeronautics and Astronomics/Aeronautical Engineering, Astronomy/Planetary Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Sciences/Engineering, Energy, 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.
The fellowship will provide the following benefits:
- Activities, tuition and fees;
- A monthly stipend for up to 36 months;
- Book and equipment, research and professional conference allowances;
- J-1 visa sponsorship for up to five years;
- Round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the United States;
- Health and accident coverage as per U.S. Government guidelines; and
- Specially tailored enrichment activities.
After three years, the host U.S. university will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of the Ph.D. J-1 visa sponsorship will be provided for up to five years.
Additional Information/Application Materials
The deadline for applications varies depending on your country.
For more information and application, see; International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for Outstanding Foreign Students – USA