Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Science, Technology and Education

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 60/40 ratio of teaching to research. Scholars may also engage in visiting universities and public and private institutions related to their topic of interest. 

Grant Length
Four to nine months
Grant Dates

August 2021 and later; start date varies with institution.

All Scholars to Panama are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which typically takes place in late June in the United States, prior to beginning their Fulbright grant. 



Any public or private institution in Panama, except in the Darien for security reasons.

Specific requests are associated with:

1. University of Panama (UP): Dept of Biochemistry, Food/Nutrition Lab, Main Campus, Octavio Mendez Pereira

2. Universidad Tecnologica de Panama (UTP):
    a) School of Electrical Engineering, Panama City
    b) School of Mechanical Engineering, Panama City
    c) Azuero University Clinic, Azuero Campus

3. Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA), Panama City

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems
Materials Sciences
Medical Sciences
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.

Applications are sought in all science and technology fields. In addition, the following institutions have made specific requests:

1.UP: Chemistry/Biochemistry. Teaching/Research; four to six months. Conduct research on carotenoids in the prevention and treatment of diseases, teach a biochemistry course at post graduate level and serve as a guide/mentor for thesis orientation (work with Dr. Murillo). Must have experience in the analysis of carotenoids in biological samples and interpretation of the results.

2. UTP:

  • Electrical Engineering. Teaching/Research; nine months. Intelligent Electrical Networks (Smart Grid). In collaboration with local professors, scholar will organize an Intelligent Electrical Networks (IEN) certificate program, a feasibility study in IEN implementation in the local market, collaborate on IEN research projects, offer a masters course on a topic of expertise and offer training for professors and researchers on developing research proposals with external funds.
  • Renewable Energy and Environment. Teaching/Research; six months. Scholar will offer courses and seminars, support the department's research and assist with doctoral program evaluation. Also participate as a speaker at the Panama Mechanical Engineering Conference and on some regional campuses.
  • Electronic Health. Research; four to six months. Information Technology specialist will work with Azuero Electronic Health Group, Azuero University Clinic doctor and area doctors to implement two pilot test projects: Medical Archive Systems and Telemedicine. Both will be implemented in Azuero University Clinic in conjunction with University Clinic of Panama. Lead researcher Miguel Vargas PhD, REDISAE coordinator Electronic Health Research Network, UTP with Engineer Maritza de Moreno, Research Coordinator, Azuero.
  • Efficient and safe handling of pesticides in agriculture
  • Design for efficient use of space and safety of chemical and microbiological testing laboratories
  • Estimation of the uncertainty of the measurement in chemical tests

    Efficient evaluation of wastewater treatment systems

3. USMA: Management. Teaching/Research; four months. Contribute to the creation of a research culture on the topics of Research Methodology, Research Project Formulation and Writing Scientific Articles to be applied to social science, medical and engineering disciplines.


Special Features

Host institutions will assist grantee in locating housing and will provide office and laboratory space, as well as internet and archive access necessary for the project.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Professional Project/Research
Professional Project/Teaching
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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