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

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to Nicaragua. Due to the security situation in the country, the status of the Fulbright Program in Nicaragua may change, so please check in periodically with IIE before submitting your application. Final grants for 2022-2023 are contingent upon medical clearance, the availability of funds, and the security situation in Nicaragua.

Priority will be given to candidates who plan to teach senior undergraduate or graduate courses in the area of specialization.  Candidates can also plan to conduct independent or collaborative research or to combine both activities in the scholar’s area of specialization. For combined teaching and research projects, the scholar should plan for a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research. The scholar may also plan to consult on their specific topic and participate in regional seminars.

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 Flex grants, see Flex Option section
Award Dates

Flexible and can be coordinated based on the Nicaraguan academic calendar.  For example, four-month grants may begin at the end of July 2022. Nine-month grants may begin in late January 2023. For Flex grants, see the Flex Option section.

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


Applicants may arrange host institution affiliation from any of the Nicaraguan universities, research centers or institutions.  

Please contact the Embassy in Managua by email (PASManagua@state.gov) prior to submitting your application to determine which location and host institution may be most appropriate given your area of specialization.

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.

For more information, please see our website

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

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) not required
Career Profile
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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