Opening of the 2016-2017 Fulbright Belgium, Luxembourg, and Schuman Application Cycle

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The Commission for Educational Exchange between Belgium, Luxembourg, and the U.S. is pleased to announce that the Fulbright award competition for Belgium, Luxembourg, and Fulbright-Schuman for academic year 2016-2017 will open on September 15th, 2015 and close on December 1st, 2015. The Fulbright Program is the flagship scholarship program promoting international exchange between the United States and 155 countries worldwide. It fosters and promotes academic excellence and cross-cultural exchange.

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America, Belgium and Luxembourg administers several prestigious Fulbright scholarship programs for citizens of the aforementioned countries. Fulbright grants are available for graduate study, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research and university lecturing. There are also programs for journalists, secondary school teachers of English and foreign language teaching assistants in French and Dutch. This year, the Commission is especially proud to announce its newest grant: the Fulbright-University of Missouri grant for mid-level journalists.

The Commission also administers the prestigious Fulbright-Schuman Program in European Affairs, which is co-financed by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission and the U.S. Department of State. This program allows for European students, academics, professionals and policy makers from the EU to travel to U.S. institutions to engage in research or study of topics of interest to U.S.-EU relations.

Our commission will nominate between 15 and 20 Belgian and Luxembourgish students, 12 to 14 Belgian and Luxembourgish scholars, 6 to 10 Fulbright-Schuman Scholars, and 5 to 7 Fulbright-Schuman students. Grants will range from $2,000 to $30,000 and will be based on merit and financial need.

We seek to put together a diverse cohort of grantees from across all of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the EU. Candidates from all academic fields are encouraged to apply. Well qualified candidates will have ambassadorial qualities and demonstrate a desire to foster leadership, learning, and understanding between cultures. Successful applicants will demonstrate English proficiency and a record of academic excellence.

Need more information?

Grants available for Belgian and Luxembourgish citizens:

http://www.fulbright.be/awards/grants-for-belgian-and-luxembourgish-citizens/

Grants available for EU citizens:

http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/grants-eu-citizens/

Interested in finding out who received a grant last year? Check out these announcements:

Winners of 2015-2016 Fulbright Belgium and Luxembourg application cycle: http://www.fulbright.be/2015/2015-2016-fulbright-grantees-announced/

Winners of the 2015-2016 Fulbright Schuman application cycle:

http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/2015/08/2015-2016-eu-fulbright-schuman-grantees-announced/

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