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Fulbright Postdoctoral Award

Fulbright-García Robles Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

This award is to support postdoctoral fellows undertaking original research, working to publish research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks, and preparing for research-intensive careers, especially within academia.

As teaching experience can also be included in the professional development of Postdoctoral awardees, this award will allow a Research / Teaching component, not to exceed a 30% teaching to 70% research ratio.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • 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
Award Dates

Full academic year grants preferred. Nine-month grants start in August or September 2022. One semester grants must correspond to the host institution's academic calendar, to start in August or September, or January. 


Applications or affiliations located in areas where there is a level 4 U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory in effect will NOT be considered. See the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories webpage for further information.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

All disciplines are accepted. The Board of the Fulbright Commission in Mexico (COMEXUS) has noted STEM fields as priority disciplines for Mexico. COMEXUS is also interested in projects focused on public policy and health initiatives and has a long history of supporting projects in the arts that further dialogue and contact between the arts communities of Mexico and the United States. 

Special Features



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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) 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.

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

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