Grants for US Citizens

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Grants for scholars and experts


Grants for graduate students


Grants for English teaching assistantships


Grants for short-term research


2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Bulgaria

Grants for US Scholars and Professionals

Up to 5 awards per academic year are open to specialists in any field except for clinical medicine and dentistry. Awards are for 3 to 5 months. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and independent scholars.


The Fulbright U.S. Student Award offers an opportunity for U.S. citizens holding at least a BA to conduct individually designed research, engage in civic initiatives or develop their talents in Bulgaria. MA/PhD candidates, young professionals and artists are encouraged to apply. Candidates do not need to currently be enrolled in a graduate program to be eligible.


Fulbright | America for Bulgaria Foundation English Teaching Assistantship

The program offers graduate students in all fields the opportunity to teach English in Bulgarian public schools or universities for one academic year. 

The Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in Bulgaria.


I would absolutely recommend Bulgaria as a destination for your academic advancement on an exchange program. I can see so much hope and excitement for building a better Bulgaria, to keep the young and talented people here. There is also an open mind for people, for new ideas, for finding out what is working well in the US, what is working well in Bulgaria and how we can cooperate.

Alexandra White, Teacher of Business Administration. 2022 


“I am now interacting with colleagues from Bulgaria on a daily basis and if it hadn’t been for the Fulbright Program, I would never have met these people. The contacts we have built are indeed exciting; that is the main benefit for me, as well as the Fulbright attitude, that this is a cooperation and building of long-term relationships.”

Rebecca Singer, Public Health Professor, 2022

“The most important reason why I chose Bulgaria was that Fulbright Bulgaria Commission lays a focus on establishing speech and debate clubs and developing local communities. This is something that instantly appealed to me, because in high-school I was taking part in such a club and that was one of my favorite activities.” 

Jacob Pintar, English Assistant Teacher in Plovdiv, 2022 

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