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A Fulbright Award and a Japanese scholarship

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece (www.fulbright.gr) has announced the new 2012 International Fulbright Science and Technology Award for outstanding foreign students.

The award is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology. The International Fulbright Science and Technology award is for PhD studies at top US institutions in science, technology, or engineering. The program is funded by the State Department?s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and aims to convey the message that the US remains the premier destination for serious scientific study and research.

For 2012, approximately 40 awards will be granted worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. A worldwide competition for 2012 is conducted to select top Science and Technology Award PhD participants eligible for study and research at prestigious US institutions. The program is fully funded for the first three years; After three years, US universities are expected to cover the remaining expenses toward the completion of a PhD.

Applicants must be citizens of Greece and must apply through the Fulbright Foundation in Greece (6 Vassilissis Sofias, 106 74 Athens, tel 210.724.1811, ext. 3, email [email protected]). Applicants must not be living in the US at the time of application. They must have completed an undergraduate degree from a Greek university on or before August 1, 2012, with a grade point average of at least 8.0/10.

The registration deadline with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece is Friday, April 8, 2011, while the deadline for applications is May 9.

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