Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach in any discipline and/or pursue independent or collaborative research as desired. The standard teaching load is eight hours per week. For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 50/50 ratio of teaching to research.

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

One semester grants may begin in August 2021 or March 2022. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.

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


Any appropriate institution.

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's 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
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Environmental Sciences
Public Health
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.

The U.S. Embassy in Suriname is interested in projects that will have an impact in capacity building of Surinamese institutions and contribute towards their development.  Projects involving music instruction have an especially high likelihood of creating a favorable public opinion environment through promotion via digital media platforms.  

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 1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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