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Frequently Asked Questions

Grant Application Period is Now Closed
Thank you for your interest in applying for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. The October 30, 2017 deadline has passed and the application period has closed for AY 2018-2019.

 The below information is for your reference only. Kindly keep checking the website for notification of the 2019-2020 announcement as updates to grants occur every year.

1. How long is the program?
The length of the program changes from three to twelve months depending on the needs of the project.

2. What is the sum of the grant?
The sum of grant award varies depending on the school, the US state in which the grantee will be residing, and the grant length, however it is sufficient to cover the living expenses of the scholar.

3. Do I have to pay back the grant?
No, there is no pay back or mandatory service in return for the grant; however, after a grantee completes his/her research in the USA, there is an obligation to return to Turkey pursuant to the USA J-1 visa rule. Grantees who return to Turkey after completion of their programs cannot get a Green Card or US citizenship for two years, but can apply for a tourist visa. To get more information please click here.

4. How can I deliver my TOEFL/IELTS score to the Fulbright office?
You should use the Commission’s institution code B126 to send your TOEFL iBT score report. You may send your IELTS score by choosing our Commission on the “IELTS Recognising Organisations” list. You can also add the official score reports that you have received to your application package.