Grants

The following list includes both U.S. Government programs and grants, and training opportunities supported by other organizations. Please also visit our Study in the United States page.

U.S. Embassy Budapest periodically considers funding requests. Please review the Application Guidelines.

The U.S. Embassy in Budapest and the Ministry of Human Capacity offers a unique program opportunity to Hungarian public schools.

The application deadline for 2018 will be published in May 2018.

Further information in Hungarian is available HERE.

ArtsLink supports exchange between artists and arts organizations in the United States and 37 foreign countries through separate types of awards.

ArtsLink Residencies
Structured five-week residencies for arts professionals in dance, music, theater. ArtsLink places Fellows at established U.S. non-profit arts organizations and covers associated living, working, travel, and health insurance costs. Applicants do not need to have contacts with organizations in the U.S. to apply for this program, but working knowledge of English is required.
More information with application deadlines

ArtsLink Independent Projects
Project grants in all disciplines enable artists and arts managers to carry out self-directed projects in the US.  Applicants must have a letter of invitation from a non-profit organization or individual in the U.S. to enter this competition.
More information with application deadlines

The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 6 to18 month professional fellowship offered three times a year for nonprofit leaders from around the world. Fellows serve full-time at host organizations located in the United States working on issues that complement their expertise. Fellows develop their leadership skills while sharing best practices and supplement daily knowledge with theoretical topics presented in the Atlas Corps Nonprofit Management Series.

Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps) is an international network of nonprofit leaders and organizations. This fellowship program is supported by the U.S. Department of State.
Application information and deadlines

The Summer Institutes will enable teenagers, ages 16-18, to participate in an intensive, four-week exchange program in the United States that focuses on global issues facing both European and American youth.
Detailed information

The application period for the 2018 program was closed in February.
For the 2019 program application deadline please, check this page again in November 2018.

The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for global community leaders, ages 25-38 at the time of application, working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance/Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women’s Issues.

The Community Solutions Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and implemented by IREX.
Application period was closed on October 31, 2017.

More information on the IREX website.

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or online media and show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship.

One woman journalist will be selected to spend seven months in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies as well as media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

How to apply

For more than ten years, the U.S. Department of State has helped to organize summer teacher-training programs in the United States to foster Holocaust education, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York.  To date, this initiative has brought over 300 teachers from thirteen countries to U.S. Holocaust-related institutions for training seminars.

The application period for the 2018 program was closed on March 25, 2018.
Detailed information

The Hungarian-American Enterprise Scholarship Fund’s (HAESF) objective is to promote free enterprise and development in Hungary and to continue to strengthen ties between the United States and Hungary by creating opportunities for accomplished Hungarians and those of great promise to gain professional experience in the United States, thereby enhancing their contribution to Hungarian society.

Deadlines:
April 1 and October 15 for the Professional Internship Program and Senior Leaders and Scholars Fellowships; and February 15 and September 15 for the Entrepreneurship Development Program

The Fulbright Program of the U.S. Government provides opportunities for study, research, and teaching in the U.S. Created in 1946 “to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” the Fulbright program also provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to study, conduct research, and teach in Hungary.
Deadline: in May of each year

IIE Europe and Sewanee: The University of the South are pleased to announce the Klein Family Scholarship available to Hungarian high school students for a 4-year full scholarship to receive a Bachelor’s Degree at Sewanee: The University of the South, a national liberal arts university with an outstanding undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, located in the state of Tennessee in the United States.

The application period closed on December 16, 2017.

Klein Family Scholarship announcement (PDF 114KB)

Klein Family Scholarship pre-Application Form (PDF 262KB)

The Science for Peace and Security Program, or SPS, is a policy tool for enhancing cooperation and dialogue with all partners, based on civil science and innovation, to contribute to the Alliance’s core goals and to address the priority areas for dialogue and cooperation identified in the new partnership policy.

Research priorities are linked to NATO’s strategic objectives and focus on projects in direct support to NATO’s operations, as well as one projects enhancing the defense against terrorism and addressing other threats to security. As such, projects include explosives detection; physical protection from chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear agents; emergency preparedness; cyber defense; and environmental security.

Originally founded as the NATO Science Program in the 1950s, the SPS Program now offers grants for collaboration projects, workshops and training involving scientists from NATO member states and partner countries.

Named in honor of National Endowment for Democracy’s (NED) principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program was established in 2001 with funding from the U.S. Congress to enable democratic practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.

Fellowship Sessions:
The Reagan-Fascell Program accepted fellowship applications for Fall 2018 (October 1, 2018-February 28, 2019) and Spring 2019 (March 1-July 31, 2019). The  application period closed on November 8, 2017.

For more information, visit Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program page. Applications are accepted through the online application system.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders is an intensive short term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.
The application period for the 2018 program closed on January 5, 2018.
Detailed information

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.
The application period for the 2018 program closed on January 15, 2018.
Deatailed information

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary School Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in secondary schools and other academic institutions abroad.
The application period for the 2018 program closed on January 15, 2018.
Deatailed information

The Trust for Mutual Understanding Grants awards grants to American nonprofit organizations to support the international travel component of cultural and environmental exchanges conducted in partnership with institutions and individuals in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. Priority consideration is given to projects that involve direct, in-depth professional interaction, with the potential for sustained collaboration; that show evidence of professional accomplishment and innovation; and/or that respond to social contexts and engage local communities.

TMU continues to support East-West exchanges in the arts and environment, reflecting the founder’s appreciation of the importance of culture and ecology in people’s lives.

While the Initial Inquiry may be made by an individual or institution in any of the countries in which TMU is active, the Final Proposal must be submitted by an American nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, as TMU does not make grants directly to institutions or individuals abroad.

Deadlines: TMU’s Board meets to review Final Proposals twice a year. Board review meetings are typically held four months after the deadlines for receiving Final Proposals, which are:
February 1st for notification by mid-May
August 1st for notification by mid-November

The United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) is a joint venture between leaders of the U.S. communications industry and ranking officials from the Federal Government. The goal of this collaborative effort is to share the United States’ communications and technological advances on a global basis by providing a comprehensive array of free telecommunications and broadcast training courses for qualified women and men who manage the communications infrastructures in the developing countries of the world.

ICT (Information Communication Technology) officials; entrepreneurs; broadcasters, and satellite, wireless, telehealth, and emergency communications professionals who are proficient in English and employed in the public or private sector of a developing country are encouraged to apply for USTTI training.

The World Press Institute (WPI) fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

The program usually begins in mid-August and end in mid-October. The fellows will spend three weeks in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., for briefings, interviews and visits. They will return to Minnesota for the final week of the program.

Journalism — in particular, the role and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy— is the primary focus of the WPI fellowship program.