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

Applicants may propose research projects, teaching projects, or a combination of both. Teaching and teaching/research scholars are expected to conduct seminars, advise on university curriculum or provide other assistance as requested by the host institution. All scholars may be asked to deliver occasional public lectures.

Scholars selected for this award will be required 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 nine months; For grants over three months Scholars must apply for a Flex grant (see Flex description).
Award Dates

Grants may begin in June 2022 or later.

All Scholars to Bolivia are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which typically takes place in late June, prior to beginning their Fulbright grant. Please keep this in mind when proposing your desired program dates.



Any appropriate institution of higher education.

Flex Option
Flex Description

U.S. citizens may enter Bolivia for a maximum of three months every 12-month period. However, you may propose a longer-term project by applying for a Flex grant. The Flex option allows grants to be conducted over multiple years in short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters.

Flex grant parameters:

• Minimum length of the total grant is three months and the maximum is nine months.
• Minimum length for any grant segment is two months and the maximum is three months.
• One to three grant segments may be spread over one to three consecutive years.

For more information, please see Fulbright Flex Awards.

Alternatively, applicants may propose a three-month project, which can be conducted at one time rather than conducted as a Flex grant.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

While applications in all disciplines will be considered, preference will be given to projects that fall within the Bolivia program's priority areas, which include: economic development (broad-based growth), public health, environmental issues (sustainable development and ecology), American studies, education (including curriculum reform) and rural development.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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