Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to Nicaragua. Due to the security situation in country, the status of the Fulbright Program in Nicaragua may change, so please check in periodically with IIE before submitting your application. Final grants for 2021-2022 are contingent upon medical clearance, the availability of funds, and the security situation in Nicaragua.

Priority will be given to candidates who plan to teach senior undergraduate or graduate courses in the area of specialization.  Candidates can also plan to conduct independent or collaborative research, or to combine both activities in the scholar’s area of specialization. For combined teaching and research projects, the scholar should plan for a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research. The scholar may also plan to consult on their specific topic and participate in regional seminars.

Grant Length
Four to nine months; For Flex grants, see Flex Option section
Grant Dates

Four-month grants may begin at the end of July 2021. Year-long, nine month grants may begin in late January 2022. For Flex grants, see the Flex Option section.

All Scholars to Nicaragua are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which typically takes place in late June, prior to beginning their Fulbright grant.


Applicants may arrange host institution affiliation from any of the Nicaraguan universities, research centers or institutions.  Please contact the Embassy in Managua by email (PASManagua@state.gov) prior to submitting your application to determine which location and host institution may be most appropriate given your area of specialization.

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; and
• Flex awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research and research grants.

For more information, please see our website

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
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.

Specializations will be considered according to the field. 

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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