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

Panam's academic community welcomes professionals and scholars to teach undergraduate courses, lead seminars for students and faculty, assist in curricular development, advise students and/or combine teaching with research under the teaching/research option. For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research. Projects with a teaching component are preferred. 

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
Six to nine months; For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after August 2022. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.

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



Any public or private institution in Panama, except in the Darien for security reasons.

The following (non-exhaustive) list of institutions have indicated interest in collaborating with prospective Fulbright Scholars:

Ciudad del Saber/ City of Knowledge-Panama: Study abroad – Academy global engagement model. Assist in designing a program to increase study abroad activity to and from Panama by sharing best practices and strategies.

Universidad de Panamá
Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Universidad Tecnológica OTEIMA
Universidad de las Américas en Chiriquí 
Universidad de las Américas
ISAE Universidad
Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá
Universidad Latina de Panamá
Universidad del Istmo

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.


Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

Research projects related to the reduction of social and economic inequality, improved quality of education in middle or high schools and/or engagement with marginalized populations or indigenous communities are particularly welcome. 

Ciudad del Saber seeks applicants with experience in designing or managing study abroad programs.  


Special Features

Ciudad del Saber will assist scholar with finding housing and will provide a space for research, access to the internet and virtual libraries.

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) 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.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research. Scholars may also engage in visiting universities and public and private institutions related to their topic of interest.