I am international applicant for 2008 Physics PhD from Europe, Lithuania. For international applicants, like me, there exist Fulbright scholarships for studying in U.S. and I would like to discuss about it. I didn't applied for it, but if I fail to be accepted to any university this year, I will probably apply for Fulbright scholarship for next year.
The scholarship which provides the most hopes is named "INTERNATIONAL FULBRIGHT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FELLOWSHIP" - it gives scholarship for approximately 3 years in top U.S. university. After searching older discussions in this forum, I understood that students who receive Fulbright scholarship, get Visa for limited time and are obliged to return back to their home country after receiving PhD. I was wondering if it really so strict..? In my opinion, doing post-doc in U.S. is equally important as getting PhD, but then nominees of Fulbright scholarship have no chance to get post-doc in U.S.
If someone have applied for Fulbright scholarship and received it, or applied and failed to receive please respond to this Post