Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Science, Technology and Education

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award 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. 

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
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Four to nine months
Award Dates

August 2022 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 the following institutions (this list is not exhaustive):

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 del Istmo

4. Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá: Particularly for candidates in areas related to Marine Science, maritime transportaton or marine biology (ecoturism), environmental protection, meteorology.  

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

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. U. del Istmo: For candidates with expertise in cybersecurity (virtual program with open software) to update students and carry out research on the private sector/ Candidates with expertise on research and the necessary software to teach Industrial engineering in virtual format.

4. Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá: Particularly for candidates in areas related to Marine Science, maritime transportaton or marine biology (ecoturism), environmental protection, meteorology.  

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
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.


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) 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.

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 1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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