Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Multiple Disciplines

Barbados and Eastern Caribbean
Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach courses at the associate degree, undergraduate or graduate level in field of specialization and/or conduct collaborative or independent research, as desired.

For teaching/research projects, scholars should plan a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research. Applicants for teaching and teaching/research awards should be available for at least one semester. In some cases, requested grant lengths may need to be adjusted at the discretion of the Fulbright Program. 

Scholars selected for this award will be required 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. For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.
Award Dates

Grant dates are flexible and may begin from the start of the 2022 academic year, or later. The first semester begins in September, with a preference for arrival in late August. The academic year traditionally begins in September and ends in December. The second semester begins in January.

For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.

All Scholars to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which is arranged by ECA and IIE and is held prior to beginning their Fulbright grant. 


Below is a list of the main educational institutions on each island, with which scholars may affiliate:

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia
  • C.F. Bryant Community College, St. Kitts and Nevis
  • T.A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada
  • The Barbados Community College, Barbados
  • The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology 
  • Dominica State College, Dominica
  • Antigua State College, Antigua
  • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

This list is not exhaustive. If an applicant wishes to affiliate with an institution or entity other than the ones listed above, s(he) should contact the U.S. Embassy in Barbados to ensure that particular host institution would be acceptable and appropriate.  

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.
• Flex awards are offered for professional projects and research grants only

For more information, please see Fulbright Flex Awards.

Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Culinary Arts
Environmental Sciences
Gender Studies
International Relations
Literature, non- U.S.
Museum Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Public Policy
Social Work
Urban Planning
Special Features

The U.S. Embassy in Barbados is accredited to seven island nations in the Eastern Caribbean. The countries Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and Grenadines are independent nation-states that share a rich cultural heritage. It is important to note that while the islands share common challenges, there is diversity not just in landscape but also in the areas that they identify as priorities. The ethnic composition of this region is approximately 93% Afro-Caribbean with the remaining 7% comprising persons of European, Asian and Indo-Caribbean descent.

The educational Institutions can be contacted to provide advice on suitable housing options and communities as well as to offer guidance on options for transportation while on the island.

Immigration Requirements

Each island has specific immigration requirements for visitors. The U.S. Embassy requests that applicants discuss with their host institutions what these requirements are so that any necessary applications and submission of documentation can be started in a timely manner.

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
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.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

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

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