Grants for American citizens

The Fulbright Commission in Brussels awards scholarships to American citizens for graduate studies, doctoral and post-doctoral research, and teaching in Belgium and Luxembourg.

While they apply directly through IIE, all American applicants are welcome to approach the Commission directly for advice. 


American students apply for these awards through the Institute of International Education, where they can submit research or study proposals to the Belgium or Luxembourg programs or apply to serve as an English Teaching Assistant.


American scholars can submit research or lecture proposals to the Belgium or Luxembourg programs through the Fulbright Scholar Program.


In addition to financial awards (typically including a monthly stipend and one-time travel grant), all U.S. Fulbright grantees to Belgium and Luxembourg receive in-kind benefits during their grant period and access to Fulbright’s programming and extensive network of grantees and alumni. The Fulbright Commission in Brussels is not able to provide additional funding for coursework, language training, or dependent support.

Once in Europe, grantees are invited to a local Fulbright orientation at the start of their grant period. They have the opportunity to attend events hosted by the U.S. Embassy to Belgium and the U.S. Embassy to Luxembourg, seminars hosted in Brussels, and cultural events. In addition, grantees are often invited to participate in educational and cultural outreach events at local secondary schools and universities alongside Fulbright Commission staff.


In addition to award-specific requirements listed on the IIE and Fulbright Scholar Program websites, all Fulbright recipients generally submit clear, creative, and feasible project proposals in addition to demonstrating the following characteristics:

Available grants

Study or Research

Post-Doctoral Research
or Lecturing

English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)

Inter-Country Lecturing Program

Specialist Program