Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered under policy guidelines established by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

A limited number of stipends in all academic fields is available for research scholars, university lecturers and university graduate students for up to 10 months of research, lecturing or study at American universities.

To be eligible for a Fulbright stipend you must:

  • be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of Lithuania
  • work/study in Lithuania at the time of application
  • speak and write excellent English
  • meet the high academic and professional standards of the Fulbright program.

Candidates may pursue degree programs or approved non-degree or special programs, including advanced professional training. They may follow the regular academic curricula at their host institution or engage in research projects supervised by the institution or do a combination of both.

For more information on the program please feel free to visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact the American Embassy Public Affairs Section at +370 5 266 5430, or e-mail Rasa Baukuviene.

Fulbright Graduate Student Program for Academic Year 2019-20

Application Deadline: June 1, 2018 

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the  Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered under policy guidelines established by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Graduate Student Program offers grants for Lithuanian citizens who intend to enter graduate (master’s or doctoral level) degree or non-degree programs at U.S. universities in any field.

Eligibility requirements for all applicants:

  • you must be a citizen of Lithuania;
  • you must possess an undergraduate (bachelor’s) university degree;
  • you must have clearly defined study goals and career objectives;
  • you must have an excellent academic record and be proficient in English as appropriate for your proposed course of study in the U.S.;
  • you must live, study and/or work in Lithuania at the time of the application and during the affiliation process; and
  • you must not have had an academic experience in the U.S. within the last five years.

Online application forms are available at https://iie.embark.com/apply/ffsp

There is no requirement to register with the Embassy before applying to the program (in the application mark “Yes”).

The following must be included in the online application:

  • three letters of reference;
  • official academic transcripts in Lithuanian and in English;
  • copies of diplomas; and
  • a copy of the official TOEFL results, if available.

For more information about the program please feel free to contact the American Embassy Public Affairs Section at 2665430, or e-mail Rasa Baukuvienė at BaukuvieneR@state.gov.

Fulbright Scholar Fellowship Program for Academic Year 2019-20

Application Deadline: November 1, 2018

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered under policy guidelines established by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers grants for Lithuanian scientists, research scholars and university lecturers for up to nine months in exact sciences, and up to six months in social sciences and humanities who intend to research and/or lecture at U.S. universities in any field.

Eligibility requirements for all applicants:

  • you must be a citizen of Lithuania;
  • you must live and work in Lithuania at the time of application and during the affiliation period;
  • you must possess a doctoral degree or equivalent professional experience;
  • you must have a clearly defined statement of proposed activities for research or conducting lectures; and
  • you must be proficient in English as appropriate for the proposed lectures or research project.

We prefer that you include in your application a letter of invitation from a U.S. college or university.

Applications and instructions are available on-line at https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars

For more information on the program please feel free to contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at +370 5 266 5430, or e-mail Rasa Baukuvienė at BaukuvieneR@state.gov

Fulbright-Schuman Program Grants for Academic Year 2018-19

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

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 US-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions for interested American and EU citizens.
Application deadline: 1st of December 2017.

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 US.

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.

EU citizens will find more information here:

American citizens will find more information here:

For more information about current Fulbright-Schuman Grantees, please click here.