For practicing/working artists in any field of the arts who wish to grow a higher level of proficiency, to enhance their career, seek advancement opportunities and familiarize with the US cultural scene.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Friday, February 3, 2017
No registration will be accepted beyond February 3, 2017 at midnight EET

Friday, February 24, 2017
No applications will be accepted after February 24, 2017 at midnight EET

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will award up to three partial grants (depending on available funding) to Greek artists to pursue non-degree studies and conduct career-launching projects in their field in the United States. The grant period may begin as early as September 15, 2017 and must be completed by May 31, 2018. Fulbright grants are awarded for minimum six months. Recipients may continue their project under the Foundation's auspices for more than six months and up to nine months (maximum eligible period) only if funding from sources other than the Fulbright Foundation is obtained. In that case, proof of funds is required. Applications may be submitted only if applicants have received an official letter of invitation or admission from an educational institution and/or cultural organization in the United States. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic excellence, potential for professional development, civic engagement, extra-curricular activities, and personal qualities/abilities to serve as a cultural ambassador for Greece. All awards are subject to the Fulbright Foundation policies in compliance with the Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) guidelines and all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel and residence.

This award is open to practicing/working artists in any field of fine arts, creative writing, music, dance, theater, cinematography, photograph, and digital arts who wish to grow a higher level of proficiency, to enhance their career, seek advancement opportunities and familiarize with the US cultural scene. The Foundation looks for well-defined/sustainable projects that are innovative, that will have an impact in the respective areas, and that may lead to future collaborations between the United States and Greece. Applicants should allow enough time to secure and establish an affiliation with an educational institution and/or cultural organization in the United States that will host them during their Fulbright grant period. This award is NOT for candidates seeking a degree. Candidates who wish to pursue a Master's degree, and meet all eligibility requirements may apply under the Greek Graduate Students Program.

  • Greek citizenship and a valid Greek passport. Candidates with dual citizenship (U.S./Greek) or permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.
  • Preference is given to candidates whose permanent residency is in Greece and to those who are committed to returning to Greece at the end of their project to fulfill the mission and aim of their Fulbright grant.
  • An official letter of invitation or admission from an educational institution and/or cultural organization in the United States defining project objective and project dates.
  • Excellent command of the English language.
  • Preference will be given to artist candidates between the ages of 28 to 45 at the time of application, with a minimum of five years professional experience in their field of work/study.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree from a recognized university or institution.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not had extensive recent experience in the United States.

  • The Fulbright grant is a partial non-renewable grant that provides a monthly maintenance allowance towards living expenses and university fees, roundtrip airfaire, and limited health and accident insurance. The amount of this allowance depends on the Foundation's budget for each year and on the Fulbright Committee's recommendation but cannot exceed the amount of US $ 1,800 / month.
  • Round trip travel allowance in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
  • Limited health and accident insurance (for grantee only). All participants will receive the Department of State's health insurance coverage (A+SPE) with a max. benefit of $100,000 per sickness or per injury and with $25 co-pay per medical visit, $75 co-pay per emergency entry or hospitalization for the duration of the program. Pre-existing conditions are not covered.
  • Pre-departure orientation program.
  • Participation in the Annual Awards ceremony.
  • Fulbright Certificate of Award.
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa sponsorship
  • Gateway Orientation, Enrichment Seminars, and other benefits offered by the cooperating agency in the United States: the Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Membership in the online global community for all participants of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs (such as the Fulbright program). International Exchange Alumni website

Fulbright Awards offer financial support for non-degree study in the U.S. However, Fulbright is much more than a scholarship: we offer fellows the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unrivaled support both during and after their Fulbright year. While a Fulbright Award is up to one academic year in length, the benefits do not end there. Receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities.

  • Registration before application is mandatory.
  • Interviews are conducted in English and are mandatory. A Fulbright Selection Committee will interview all candidates, in person, on specific dates. All candidates will be informed of their interview appointment (time and date) with the Selection Committee by email. SKYPE and e-mail interviews will not be considered.
  • Candidates will be informed of their nomination status on the day immediately following the end of the interview cycle. Candidates will be designated as 'primary', 'alternate', or 'non-selected'. Alternate candidates remain on standby until review and finalization of the overall budget.
  • Contact and affiliation agreement with US educational and/or cultural organizations is the sole responsibility of each applicant.
  • The Foundation's Board of Directors will review and re-evaluate the eligibility of the grant should the affiliated institution change.
  • Candidates selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a medical history and examination report before their grants can be finalized.
  • Fulbright grant recipients will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
  • Awards cannot be deferred to the following year.
  • Fulbright grant recipients must travel on a J-1 visa sponsored by the Fulbright Program. It is a condition of the visa that after completion of the non-degree program, artists must return to Greece and reside there for two years before being eligible to immigrate or apply for permanent residence or a work permit in the United States. The purpose of the two-year home residency requirement is to ensure that exchange visitors return to their home country and fulfill the exchange objectives of the Fulbright Program to broaden and strengthen mutual understanding between Greece and the United States.

Step 1. Registration
Once you have submitted online, your registration form will be automatically available to the Fulbright Foundation/Greek Program Coordinator for a first review. You will receive a confirmation email in the days following your submission.

Step 2. Online Embark Fulbright Application Procedure
Following successful registration and approval of eligibility, applicants will be given to complete the online Embark Fulbright application in English. Applications which have been submitted without prior registration will not be accepted. When you begin your application, the system will ask you to confirm that you are eligible for this award.

The Fulbright Foundation accepts ONLY electronic submission of applications though the EMBARK Fulbright system. Faxed or e-mailed or mailed copies of applications will not be accepted.

The following documents must be completed / uploaded in the Embark online application:

  • Online application form.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • Admission Letter and/or Invitation Letter from US affiliation; letters should include detailed information on tuition or other fees for the non-degree program.
  • Letters of reference: Three letters of reference are requested as part of your Fulbright application. All candidates should register their referees to the Embark system. All candidates should inform their referees that they will need to provide online their letter of reference the latest by February 17, 2017. All three letters should be written in English. The letters of reference should be written by professors or professionals with whom you have studied or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of work. Please ensure that both sides of the Embark referees form are completed.\
  • Scanned copy of your passport as well as scanned copy of any valid US visa issued within the last 4 years.
  • Certified copies of original transcript of all university grades in Greek and English, if applicable.
  • Test scores (TOEFL or IELTS) if applicable.
  • Signature Form: Upon submission of your online application you must print out, sign, and email this form (the very last page of your online application before submission) to the Fulbright Program Coordinator () in order to include in your file.

All candidates are requested to submit an Artist Portfolio and one hard copy of their Embark application to the Fulbright Foundation, 6 Vassilissis Sofias str., 10674 Athens, (attn: Greek Program Coordinator) within 7 days of their Embark application submission. The Artist Portfolio should include a table of contents and selective proof of publications, exhibitions, or public performances in Greece or abroad. The portfolio will be reviewed by the Foundation's Selection Committee and will be returned to candidates following the day of the interview.

We encourage artists to submit their final application and portfolio in person to the Foundation and arrange for a personal meeting.

Greek Program Coordinator, The Fulbright Foundation
A 6 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 106 74 Athens
T 210 724 1811 or 210 724 1812, ext. 203

The registration period for the 2017-2018 academic year has now closed.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

December 6, 2016 – February 3, 2017

Registration period
All applicants must register during this period

Friday, February 24, 2017

Embark Online Application Deadline

Within 7 days of your final application submission and no later than March 3

Materials submission deadline
Artists portfolio and one paper copy of the Embark application

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Notification of results

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Finalists Workshop in Athens

13 June 2017

Pre-departure orientation program for
Fulbright Grantees (Athens)
The program is offered only in Athens and is required

14 June 2017

Attendance is required

September 15, 2017 to May 31, 2018

Grant implementation period

Within 30 days

Debriefing Session
at the Fulbright Athens office on an individual level upon completion of the grant

Within 30 days

Final Grant Report
upon completion of the grant

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