Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Trinidad and Tobago
Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach at the graduate or undergraduate level, advise on university curriculum and development, and offer other host institutions support as requested.

Conduct independent or collaborative research. For teaching/research awards, the ratio of grant activity should be 50/50.

Host institutions who have expressed interest in hosting a Fulbright scholar are included in the Locations section below, along with information about the host's preference for certain disciplines as well as specific grant activities that the host would expect a scholar to conduct.

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

Grants must begin after August 2021. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section. 

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


Applicants to this award may propose affiliation with universities, research institutes and non-governmental organizations. The following host institutions have expressed interest in hosting Fulbright Scholars. Please note that applicants are not required to affiliate with one of these host institutions.

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS): The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine IGDS seeks a scholar to teach one undergraduate or one graduate course, or to design and implement a short course depending on the specialization of the successful applicant. Please refer to course listings on the IGDS website.

Alma Jordan Library: The University of the West Indies seeks a librarian to assist with ongoing information literacy training for students and faculty in the use of the growing electronic resources collection and in the analysis and use of information. In addition to these activities, the librarian will be expected to provide cataloging and metadata services to advance the library's digitization initiatives.

Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business: The University of the West Indies seeks a scholar in the field of business to teach graduate courses, facilitate executive and faculty training, conduct thesis advising, and supervise instructional activities such as cooperative work experiences, instructional management, tutoring, curriculum and course development. The scholar may conduct research in any area aligned to one of the Lok Jack Graduate School of Business Research Centers.

The University of Trinidad and Tobago seeks a scholar to teach undergraduate courses, deliver monthly seminars, and/or conduct research. The university prefers scholars in the following fields: Agriculture, Engineering, Criminology, Marine Sciences, Maritime Studies, and Education.

The University of the Southern Caribbean seeks a scholar to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, deliver monthly seminars and/or conduct research. The university prefers scholars in the following fields, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Psychology and Education.

Additionally, the following departments at the University of the West Indies have expressed an interest in hosting a Fulbright Scholar to teach and collaborate on research in the identified fields of study:

  • Dept. of Life Sciences: Environmental Microbiology (Water quality testing using molecular based techniques);  Biological Anthropology (lectures in evolutionary biology; biodiversity and conservation; biology of animal behavior; the ecology of humans; science communication: human impact on the environment; Caribbean island ecology and biogeography)
  • Dept. of Behavioral Sciences:  Conflict Resolution; Social Work; Criminology/Psychology
  • Dept. of Computing and Information Technology (DCIT): Computer Science: Software Engineering; Data Analytics; Computer Security; Intelligent Systems
  • Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies: Media and Communication Studies
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's 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
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.

Agriculture, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Business and Economics, Entrepreneurship, Education, Environmental Sciences, Information Sciences and Systems, International Relations,Media, Journalism and Communication Studies, Medical Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration,Public Health, Public Policy,Social Work, Tourism

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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