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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar Border Program

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

The Border designation of this award refers to geography as well as focus. The goal of the Fulbright Border Program is to enhance linkages and collaborative work between U.S. and Mexican institutions and scholars in the border regions. Grantees maintain their U.S. residence and travel into Mexico periodically to engage in research, teaching or both. At least eight work days per month should be spent in Mexico. Grantees can teach university courses and/or conduct research in any discipline, except medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry, that is relevant to U.S.-Mexico border relations.

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


(1) Applicants must be employed at a U.S. university or research facility located in a U.S. – Mexico border state. Eligible states are California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

(2) Grantees must secure an affiliation with a Mexican university or research institution in a U.S. – Mexico Border state, with the exception of Tamaulipas. Eligible states are Baja California Norte, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila (Saltillo is the ONLY city eligible in Coahuila), and Nuevo Leon.

(3) Locations must comply with the U.S. Travel Advisory. Applications or affiliations located in areas where there is a level 4 U.S. Dept. of State travel advisory in effect will NOT be considered. See the U.S. Dept. of State Travel Advisories webpage for further information.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines
Number of Grants
Up to one
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
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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