The Director of the Fulbright Commission, Hanka Ripkova, received a Woodrow Wilson Freedom Award from the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Stephen King, for exceptional contributions to the Czech-American relations. Only 5 of these have been awarded since 2005. Sincere congratulations!
The prestigious Fulbright Program sponsored by U.S. and Czech governments provides U.S. and Czech citizens with the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research in the partner country.
The Fulbright Program is open to all fields be it Liberal Arts or Hard Sciences (except for MBA, LLM and Clinical Medicine).
Proposals in American Studies and Central European studies are welcome as well as proposals studying intercultural or interdisciplinary aspects.
The academic quality of proposals is decisive for obtaining the award. Preference may be given to those without prior experience in the partner country, provided the overall quality of submitted projects is comparable.
The Commission and specialists in relevant fields review applications for all programs.
Applications from Czech citizens for awards in the Fulbright Scholar Program, Fulbright-Masaryk Program, and Proshek-Fulbright Program are subject to a peer-review process (using experts from universities, research institutions, and foreign experts). For each program a selection committee, appointed by the Board, interviews the candidates.
The Board, taking into account the recommendations of the selection committee, availability of funds, and other program requirements, announces the final nomination of Fulbright grantees in the Czech Republic and also acts as the body reviewing the nominations of U.S. applicants.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarships Board, nominated by the U.S. President and located in Washington, DC, is the final institution approving all Fulbright grants.
Awards for U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens cannot apply directly to the Czech Fulbright Commission. Candidates should apply through Fulbright Program partner organizations in the United States where they can also find application and program details.
U.S. Fulbright Partner Organizations:
Annually we support about 40-50 U.S. citizens.
Programs for U.S. Students
Programs for U.S. Scholars
- Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
- Fulbright Distingished Chair Awards
- Fulbright Specialist Program
Awards for Czech Citizens
The Fulbright awards are intended for Czech students, scholars, and professionals. Basic conditions for eligibility are both Czech citizenship and permanent residence in the Czech Republic.
Czech citizens apply directly at the Czech Fulbright Commission with the exception of the Fulbright-Schuman Program administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium.
Annually we support about 30-40 Czech citizens.
Programs for Czech Students
- Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Study/Research
- The Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship (junior category)
- Fulbright-Schuman Program
Programs for Czech Scholars
- Fulbright Scholarship for Research and Lecturing
- The Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship (postdoctoral and senior categories)
- The Proshek-Fulbright Scholarship in Medical Sciences
- Study of the United States Institutes
- The Scholar-in-Residence Program
- Fulbright-Schuman Program
Programs for Czech Professionals
On Sunday August 24th, thirty-two new English teaching assistants will start their 3 days in-country Orientation in Brno, which will help them to merge into culture, politics, everyday life and language of their temporary home country. Afterwards, together with their mentors from secondary schools all
The Czech Fulbright Board approved nominations of Czech Fulbright Scholars and Students for 2018/2019. Congratulations to all our new grantees!