In the Dominican Republic, there is one public four-year university, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, and several private universities that are also recommended for Fulbright grantees. In addition to working with universities, scholars may also affiliate with NGOs and other organizations. The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section can suggest possible affiliations and guide scholars to specified institutions. However, it is the responsibility of the grantee to finalize affiliation arrangements. The academic year is August to December and January to May. Universities are open to receiving U.S. scholars to teach and also conduct research. Fields of special interest include agriculture, biology, education, environmental sciences, comparative law, consumer protection, computer science, economics, international business, political science, English language teaching, tourism and urban planning. Most universities are willing to support research in the areas of environmental studies, humanities, economics, agriculture, education, history, international business and marketing, arts, design and psychology. Applicants should be aware that the level of studies in mathematics and the hard sciences is not necessarily comparable to the level in the United States. In some cases, requested grant lengths may be adjusted at the discretion of the Fulbright Program. Short-term Flex grants for teaching, research or teaching/research for one- to three-month segments over one or two consecutive years are available for applicants. Final approval of Flex grants will be contingent upon available funding.
Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.