Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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El Salvador
Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research and/or teach in any discipline. Conduct faculty training or in-service teacher training as requested. Teaching load is a maximum of two courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research.

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

Grants may begin any time after August 2021. Semester-long grants should begin in August 2021 or January 2022.

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


Any appropriate institution. Applicants without contacts in El Salvador may contact the U.S. Embassy for assistance with affiliation.

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.

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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.

Engineering: Teach at the undergraduate level, supervise graduate students and offer training to faculty in new trends in engineering. Universities with interest in engineering include Universidad Don Bosco (UDB) and Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA). Applications are sought in the following specializations for UDB: electrical engineering, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, computer engineering and robotics. Applications are sought for UCA in the following: process engineering and environmental sciences, electronics and informatics, energy and fluidic science and structural mechanics. Universidad Catolica de El Salvador (UNICAES) is now developing a textiles undergraduate degree program.

Business Administration: Teach one to two courses in any area of business management, business development or entrepreneurship at the graduate or undergraduate level. Offer training to faculty on new trends in business education, business incubation, and trends in connecting university courses to what is needed in business. Universities with interest in this field include Universidad de El Salvador (UES), Escuela Superior de Economia y Negocio (ESEN), José Simeón Cañas - Central American University (UCA) Universidad Tecnologica (UTEC) and Technological Institute of Central America (ITCA).

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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