Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization and conduct independent or collaborative research, as desired. Thesis advising or assistance with curriculum development may also be requested, depending upon the grantee's area of expertise. For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 60/40 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

The academic year in Guatemala starts in January. All grants must begin in January 2021. Arrivals prior to January 10 are strongly discouraged. Arrivals in a different time period can be considered with a valid justification. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.

All Scholars to Guatemala are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which typically takes place in mid-June, prior to beginning their Fulbright grant. Please keep this in mind when proposing your desired program dates.


Open to all Guatemalan universities. Previous grantees have been hosted by Universidad de San Carlos, Del Valle University, Galileo University and Rafael Landivar University.

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. Please note that all initial Flex visits should begin in January 2021. 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; and
• Flex awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research, and research grants.

For more information, please see our website.

American Studies
Environmental Sciences
Medical Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work
Urban Planning
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Projects that deal with effective governance, address the economic drivers of migration, economic development and citizen security are particularly welcome. 

Special Features

Applicants should note that universities in Guatemala are exclusively non-residential. On-campus housing is not available. Applicants should read the information provided by the Department of State, paying particular attention to the information regarding personal safety and security in Guatemala.

Application Deadline
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Program Staff
Angelica Serna
Regional Program Officer

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