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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright-Garcia Robles Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Postdoctoral fellows undertaking original research, publishing research findings, developing and expanding personal research networks and preparing for research-intensive careers within and beyond academia.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
three to nine months
Grant Dates

Full academic year grants preferred. Nine-month grants start in August or September of 2020. One semester grants must correspond to the host institution´s academic calendar, to start in August or September 2020 or January of 2021. All grants must be completed by June 30, 2021. 


COMEXUS, the Fulbright Commission in Mexico, follows the recommendations of both the Mexican government and the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories when considering host affiliations for US Fulbright grantees in Mexico. Affiliations may be restricted in certain states or areas of Mexico, depending on these recommendations. Please see the U.S. Department Travel Advisories Webpage for information.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Public Administration
Public/Global Health
Urban Planning

All disciplines will be considered with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry. The COMEXUS Board has noted STEM fields as priority disciplines for Mexico. Medical sciences that DO NOT include patient contact will be considered. COMEXUS is also interested in projects focused on public policy and health initiatives, and also 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

Postdoctoral scholars receive a monthly stipend and maintenance fee, as well as one round trip airfare not to exceed $1,000, and up to $750 reimbursement for educational material donated to either the host institution or research site.


Number of Grants
Up to four
Postdoctoral award, open only to early career scholars
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Angelica Serna
Regional Program Officer

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