Grants for Belgian & Luxembourgian Citizens

  • Overview
  • Eligibility
  • Benefits
  • Grants
    • Grants for Post-Doctoral Research
    • Grants for Journalists
    • Grants for Graduate Study
    • Harvard Boas Grants
    • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA)
    • Summer Institute for Secondary Educators
    • Summer Institute for Students


Fulbright awards fund Belgian and Luxembourgish citizens to study, research, or lecture at an accredited U.S. institution for a period between three months and one year.


Please note that applicants who will travel to the United States without a PhD are placed in the “Student” category and are required to remain in the U.S. for a minimum of 4 months. Applicants who have significant work experience or have a PhD (or will have a PhD by time of departure to the U.S.) are placed in the “Visiting Scholar Research” category and may remain for a minimum of 3 months.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, all departures must take place between August 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.


  • A monthly stipend ($2,000 for students and $3,000 for scholars) to be used to cover tuition, living costs, etc.;
  • A one-time travel stipend of $1,000: this money is intended to defray the costs associated with travel (i.e., plane ticket), relocation, visa/passport, etc.
  • Sickness and accident insurance for grantees (not dependents);
  • J-visa sponsorship for grantees and any accompanying dependents;
  • Pre-departure orientation and reception at the U.S. Embassy to Belgium;
  • In-country programming (e.g., Gateway Orientations, Fulbright Enrichment Seminars)
  • Membership in active Fulbright alumni networks in both the United States and Belgium/Luxembourg
  • Location-conditional discount on a Brussels Airlines ticket to/from United States


The Fulbright Commission in Brussels also administers the Fulbright-Schuman Program. For more info about opportunities for European students and scholars, please visit