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Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies

  • Multi-country
  • Canada
  • Mexico
Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

The Fulbright-Carlos Rico Award for North American Studies offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research in both Canada and Mexico. The aim of the award is to enhance collaboration between leading North American scholars working on projects of importance to Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This award can be taken up at any university, government agency, or research institution in Canada and Mexico.

Projects across a broad range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary focuses are welcome. However, it should be shown that the research focus promotes collaboration and adds value to the current body of research inherent in our trilateral relationship and shaped by our shared borders, current events, and common interests.

Projects may include a variety of activities throughout the course of the grant period:

  • engaging in collaborative research
  • consulting on curriculum and capacity-building
  • engaging in program and faculty development
  • conducting seminars and workshops for various academic and professional audiences
Grant Length
Four to ten months to be divided evenly between Canada and Mexico. Longer-term grants are preferred.
Grant Dates

One-semester awards must begin in August or September 2021 or January 2022. Academic year awards must begin in August or September 2021. All awards must be completed by June 30, 2022.


This award can be taken up at any university, government agency or research institution in Canada and Mexico.

COMEXUS, the Fulbright commission in Mexico, follows the recommendations of both the Mexican government and the U.S. Department of State when placing U.S. Fulbright grantees in Mexico. Placement may be restricted in certain states or areas of Mexico, dependent on these recommendations. Please consult the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories Webpage for information about your prospective location.

Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Environmental Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
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.

The award is open to all disciplines with the exception of medical training. Of special interest are research topics surrounding North American regionalization; governance, trade and public policy; indigenous issues; energy, health and environmental issues; and migration and identity.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 2
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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