The application deadline for Academic Year 2022-2023 has expired.

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 and university lecturers for up to 5 months who intend to research and/or lecture at U.S. universities in any field, except medicine, but including public health.

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;
  • by the spring you must already hold a Ph.D., degree or be finishing your dissertation;
  • you must have proficiency in English appropriate for the proposed lectures at the time of application (Fulbright Scholars are not required to take the TOEFL or GRE/GMAT tests);
  • 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 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