Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


All Disciplines

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

This award seeks to strengthen academic networks between U.S. scholars and their counterparts in Colombia, by funding proposals that are relevant to the Colombian context. The grant is open to all areas of knowledge. Colombia is facing a crucial moment in its recent history as it progresses into a post-conflict environment. This juncture broadens the spectrum of opportunities for research in all fields of study, which will contribute to the transition and building of a country in peace.

The Fulbright Commission in Colombia has made determined efforts aimed to enhance diversity, decentralization, and access across its portfolio of opportunities for graduate studies, research, teaching, and bilingualism. Broadening the geographical presence of U.S. grantees in the country has been critical to achieving these objectives. The extended coverage of Fulbright U.S. Programs in the country has been possible thanks to the significant contributions from Colombian strategic partners including ICETEX, the National Ministry of Education, Colciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad del Valle, Universidad de Los Andes, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad del Norte, Universidad EAFIT, Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de Antioquia.

Grantees may conduct research, teach graduate or undergraduate courses, participate in conferences and seminars, carry out fieldwork, advise students or faculty members, among other activities.

Other specific objectives:
• Promoting the mobility and integration of professionals, professors and researchers while setting the basis for further collaborative research
• Fostering interdisciplinary work/research that addresses the different needs of Colombia
• Generating links between U.S. scholars and key stakeholders in Colombia, including government agencies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, local communities, students, etc.

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 six months.
Grant Dates

Grants must be initiated between August 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.  The first segment of FLEX grants must be initiated before June 30, 2021.


Any university or research center in Colombia.

Flex Option
Flex Description

Flex grants, which allow the grant to be split into multiple in-country visits, will be considered. The minimum length of any grant segment is one month (30 calendar days) and the maximum length is three months (90 calendar days). Two or three segments may be spread across one or two consecutive academic years.

All candidates applying to a flex grant must specify in their applications the expected dates of grant segments.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
Number of Grants
Up to 12
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Angelica Serna
Regional Program Officer

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