The Fulbright Program for Citizens of the Russian Federation
Launched in 1946, the Fulbright Program establishes and maintains educational, academic, and scientific exchange between the United States of America. Today, the Fulbright Program is active in 160 countries.
On April 11, 1972, the "Agreement between the government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of the United States of America on cooperation in science, technology, education, culture and other fields" was signed. Under this agreement, in 1973, six Soviet and six American scientists became participants in the first exchange program between the US and the USSR. The twelve scientists received grants from the Fulbright Program to conduct research and give lectures, thus laying a solid foundation for both bilateral academic cooperation and an increase in mutual understanding between the two Cold War adversaries.
For almost 50 years of continuous work, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 2,400 Russian professors, teachers, and young professionals with the opportunity to establish new scientific contacts, continue academic studies, and undertake internships.
The next Fulbright competition (for 2025-26 academic year) will be announced in mid-March 2024. Fulbright Program will announce an open competition for Russian Citizens for study, internships, conducting research, delivering lectures, and master classes in the United States for university graduates, post-graduate students, university teachers, scholars, scientists and researchers, engineers and other professionals, artists and representatives of creative disciplines.
Fulbright Award benefits may vary, depending on the program. Benefits include:
- Full tuition for students at a university or college in the U.S.
- Monthly stipend
- Accident insurance & Sickness and Health Benefits.
- Round-trip transportation to the U.S.
Please, see below more detailed information about the portfolio of Fulbright Programs which are open for Russian citizens.