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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


All Disciplines

Barbados and Eastern Caribbean
Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach courses at the associate degree, undergraduate or graduate level in field of specialization and/or conduct collaborative or independent research, as desired. For teaching/research projects, scholars should plan a 50/50 ratio of teaching to research.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Four to nine months. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.
Grant Dates

Grants may begin in August 2019 or later. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.


Below is a list of the main educational institutions on each island, with which scholars may affiliate:

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia
  • C.F. Bryant Community College, St. Kitts/Nevis
  • T.A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada
  • The Barbados Community College, Barbados
  • Dominica State College, Dominica
  • Antigua State College, Antigua
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

If an applicant wishes to affiliate with an institution or entity other than one listed above, s(he) should contact the U.S. Embassy in Barbados to ensure that particular host institution would be acceptable and appropriate. Furthermore, if an applicant wishes to affiliate with any institution in Dominica, s(he) should contact the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. 

Flex Option
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:
• Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months.
• Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months.
• Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years.
• Flex awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research and research grants.

For more information, please see Fulbright Flex Awards.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Film Studies
Public/Global Health

Applications from all disciplines are welcome, with particular interest in economics, science, technology, and engineering.

Special Features

The U.S. Embassy in Barbados is accredited to seven islands nations in the Eastern Caribbean. The countries Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitt and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and Grenadines are independent nation states that share a rich heritage. It is important to note that while the islands share common challenges, there is diversity not just in landscape but also in the areas that they identify as priorities. The ethnic composition of this region is approximately 93% Afro Caribbean with the remaining 7% comprising persons of European, Asian and Indo-Caribbean descent.

The educational Institutions can be contacted to provide advice on suitable housing options and communities as well as to offer guidance on options for transportation while on the island.

Each island has specific immigration requirements for visitors, and it is best to discuss with the host institutions what these requirements are so that any necessary applications and submission of documentation can be started in a timely manner.

Number of Grants
Approximately two
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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