Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research and/or teach in any area of interest. Applicants are free to establish their own research schedule while leaving up to 6 hours of teaching per week ,which is subject to change based on the Univesity schedule if doing both teaching and research. While research only would depend on the nominee, in collaboration with the University's schedule and availability of staff to assist; teaching-only would require more time commitment and will also include conducting seminars and lecture at other Universities, American corners, etc.

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

Grants may begin any time after September 2021. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section. Haiti's academic year runs from September to June.

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


 The U.S. Embassy in Haiti seeks strong university partnerships and would be happy to advocate for scholars at their chosen institutions in-country. Applicants may propose affiliation with any appropriate and accredited host institution, and the applicant is responsible for finalizing affiliation arrangements in partnership with the U.S. Embassy whom should be copied and involve in communications with the host institution. The Ministry of Education is also an institution to be considered (Or other public institution that applicant have contact and well defined plan for.) 

The following university has expressed interest in hosting a Fulbright Scholar:

Faculté d'Ethonologie of the State University of Haiti

The School of Ethnology of the State University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince (Faculté d'Ethnologie, l'Université d'Etat d'Haiti, FE/UEH) seeks a Fulbright scholar for its Department of Anthropology and Sociology and cross-disciplinary initiatives. The Fulbright scholar would advise on new curriculum, lead faculty workshops and assist the university in organizing academic conferences. Preference is for applicants who can demonstrate engaged research, public scholarship, teaching scholarly production and critical thinking to second language learners of dominant languages, and the implementation of marginalized languages (e.g. Haitian Creole) as scholarly languages of communication in the African diaspora.



Occupational and Physical Therapists from many countries have visited Haiti for decades, bringing the vision and skills that are needed to give people with disabilities new possibilities for their lives. However, there are limits to what any foreign therapist can accomplish during a short visit. Professional education in Haiti for Haitian OTs and PTs has been a distant dream, but that dream is now a reality! Haitians are now able to receive a four-year professional therapy education without having to leave the country. The Episcopal University of Haiti (UNEPH) has enrolled Occupational and Physical Therapy students in a newly-formed Rehabilitation Department (FSRL), beginning in October of 2015. UNEPH is not a U.S. university: it is a Haitian university, investing in its work of building capacity for and by Haitians.


Université Quisqueya

The non-profit privately funded institution of higher learning and research is free of political and religious affiliations. Its Latin motto "Hominis beneficio cognoscere et agere" can be translated "Knowledge and action at the service of mankind". The university comprises six major areas of study: Agriculture and Environment, Management and Economics, Engineering and Architecture, Law and Political Science, Education, and Health Sciences, offering bachelor's and master's degrees. In particular, it promotes entrepreneurship and economic development. On 17 November 2015, the university's rector, Jacky Lumarque, spoke achievements over the past 25 years. He mentioned in particular how the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation had succeeded in creating 200 enterprises and had trained over 600 business consultants and entrepreneurs. Founded in 2011, the centre had initially been supported by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

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
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Fulbright Scholars will make their own housing arrangements with the option of reaching out to the Embassy for help and guidance (housing located in red zones can be challenging). For Fulbright Scholars affiliated with any of the above mentionned University/Faculty, the university may facilitate housing and accommodations, and the Fulbright Scholar will arrange their own local transportation or vice versa.


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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