Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

Grantees may conduct research, teach graduate or undergraduate courses, participate in conferences and seminars, carry out fieldwork, and advise students or faculty members, among other activities.  Teaching/Research grantees are expected to give public lectures and/or advise on university curriculum and administration, based on the needs of the host institution. For Teaching/Research projects, the usual ratio is 40% teaching and 60% researching.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to four months
Award Dates

The grant must be initiated and completed between June 2022 and September 2023. For flex grants, the first segment of Flex grants must be completed before September 2023. Grantees may choose the most suitable grant dates according to their availability and arrangements with the host institution within these parameters. A schedule of grant activities should be included in the Statement of Purpose.

Ecuador has two academic calendars: August/September through May/June in the Highland Region, and March/April through January/February in the Coastal Region.


all accredited institutions, research institutes and NGOs based in Ecuador.

Grants will not be approved for areas with a U.S. Travel Advisory indicating "Do Not Travel," which currently includes Carchi, Sucumbíos, and the northern part of Esmeraldas provinces, including Esmeraldas city.

Flex Option
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for research only scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over two short segments in consecutive years, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Flex grants cannot exceed four months in total and must be completed by September 2023.

Interested applicants should clearly indicate their request for a Flex Award in their project statement and include a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.  Final approval of Flex grants will be contingent upon available funding, and concurrence with host institution.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Application Deadline
Activity Type
Professional Project

A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.


Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.


Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 4
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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