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.