The application deadline for Academic Year 2024-2025 is November 9, 2023.

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State and administered under policy guidelines by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers grants for Latvian research scholars, university lecturers, or professionals (graduate degree required (MA or PhD)) who intend to research and/or lecture at the U.S. universities, special libraries/collections, NGOs, museums, art galleries, theaters, think thanks institution in any field, except medical studies involving direct patient contact. The grant is for up to nine months.

Eligibility requirements for all applicants:

  • you must be a Latvian citizen. Dual citizens (United States and Latvia) are not eligible to apply for the program;
  • PhD degree or equivalent professional training experience required;
  • you must have proficiency in English appropriate for the proposed lectures at the time of application;
  • you must be residing in Latvia at the time of application.

It is recommended that applicants have a letter of invitation from a potential host university/institution in the United States.

On-line application forms are available at:

For more information on the program please refer to or feel free to contact Ingrida Bodniece at the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section at 6710 7209 or e-mail to