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Fulbright Student Program Study (PRE-doctoral research)

Rok za prijavu: 02.05.2008.

Kontakt institucija: Američko veleposlanstvo u Zagrebu
Razina studija: kraći studijski program
Područje studija: nije definirano
Mjesto studija: Sjedinjene Američke Države






  • Completed master's degree, or enrollment into doctoral program in Croatia
  • Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed research project to be carried out in the United States
  • A detailed statement of proposed activity for research at a U.S. institution
  • Croatian citizenship and employment in Croatia
  • Age limit: 40


  • All forms in this application are to be completed in English and printed from a computer.
  • Each page of the following application carries its own instructions which should be read carefully before proceeding.
  • Every question must be answered completely and carefully. Please make every effort to limit your responses to the space provided.
  • Completed applications should be returned to the American Embassy or the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport by MAY 2, 2008.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do not mention the names of any U.S. universities you wish to attend in the five page Application. The Confidential Information Sheet is included for that purpose.


Please note:
1) Moving from field to field: Use the tab key.
2) Text boxes: Do not exceed the space available.

A complete application consists of the following components:

1. Cover Sheet

2. Application
In these five pages you will state biographical information, study objectives, curriculum vitae, and other information. Please note the following special instructions on certain numbered fields in the application:
(a) Degree Objective (page 1, item 15): Visiting Researcher.
(b) Study Objectives (page 3, item 24) The description of your study objectives in the U.S. is an essential and highly important part of your application. You should take great care in writing a clear and detailed description of the program you want to pursue. An unclear, incomplete or overly brief statement can diminish your chances for admission to an appropriate program in the U.S. Do not list your choice of universities here or anywhere else in the five pages of the application.

3. Confidential Information Form
The information you provide in this section is used for IIE's internal purposes and as a release form to obtain standardized test scores when necessary. You may list your choice of U.S. universities on this form only.

4. Confidential Letters of Reference
You must submit three letters. U.S. universities consider letters of reference extremely important. All letters of reference should be written by teachers under whom you have studied or pursued research or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of study. Letters of reference should not be written by persons related to you either by blood or marriage, or by personal friends. At least one academic and one professional or work-related letter must be included among the four letters you provide. The letters of reference should be written in English, if possible. If they are not, a translation must be provided. Please be certain to ask that both pages of the form are completed. You can print out these forms and forward them to the individuals who will be your referees. They need to mail the references to one of the addressees listed below.


One of the most important requirements of the Fulbright Program is a formal affiliation at a U.S. university or research institution. In many cases, applicants are in touch with colleagues at U.S. institutions and have made preliminary plans for their own placements. However, if you are unable to make these preliminary contacts, you are encouraged to identify two or three institutions that have appropriate facilities for the kind of research you wish to undertake and faculty specialized in your research interests. When determining which institutions to include on your preferred list, do not limit yourself to only the most well-known U.S. universities. Many U.S. universities may not have an international reputation, but they often have appropriate facilities to conduct research. We have observed that students placed in these smaller and less renowned institutions often are given greater attention than their colleagues who are affiliated with more well-known universities. If program officers find that the preferred institutions listed by the student are not suitable for the work proposed or no strong professional reasons are given for wanting a particular institution, the program officer will request placement at another institution after consulting with staff, former U.S. Fulbright Students, and other sources. The task of affiliation is substantially accelerated if candidates have projects that are clearly defined. Prospective host institutions also want to be assured that students can conduct research in English. Through Public Affairs Offices of U.S. embassies, students are notified of the arrangements made for their affiliation in the United States and of recommended starting dates.


All pre-doctoral (student) finalists will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and will receive instructions on how to apply.
TOEFL test is an admissions requirement at all U.S. universities for applicants whose native language is not English. Candidates must have a minimum score of 90 IBT (Internet Based Test). The test is administered in Zagreb.


If you would like to print a copy of your application or print letters of reference in an A-4 paper format, make certain to click on the "fit to page" or "shrink to fit" option which should appear on your print screen.


DURATION OF GRANTS: Fulbright pre-doctoral grants are awarded for one nine-month academic year beginning in August or September. Candidates appointed to certain types of Fulbright grants may be required to arrive during the summer for an introductory course or intensive English program prior to the academic year.

CHANGE OF PLANS: You should promptly inform the U.S. Embassy, or the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of any change in your academic status or future plans after this application has been submitted.

A complete application includes:

  • application form
  • one photograph 
  • detailed statement of proposed activity 
  • detailed curriculum vitae 
  • three references 
  • xerox copy of "domovnica" 
  • xerox copy of master's degree or letter confirming enrollment in a doctoral program in Croatia 
  • letter from employer confirming employment

Optional supplementary documents:

  • letter of invitation or appointment from U.S. institution


brleks@state.gov  or marija.crnic@mzos.hr

For further information, visit http://zagreb.usembassy.gov/resources/fulbright.html



Application form (306 kb)


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