A program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Social Sciences and Humanities

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach at the university level and/or engage in collaborative research in grantee's area of specialization. Consult on curriculum, program and faculty development. Conduct seminars and workshops.

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

Nine-month grants start in August or September of 2020. One-semester grants must correspond to the host institution´s academic calendar, 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 when placing U.S. Fulbright grantees in Mexico. Placement may be restricted in certain states or areas of Mexico, dependent on these recommendations. Please consult the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories Webpage for information about your prospective location.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Political Science
Public Administration
Public/Global Health
Urban Planning

All disciplines will be considered with the exception of medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry. COMEXUS is particularly interested in projects focused on public policy and health initiatives, but also have a long history of supporting projects in the arts that further dialogue and contact between the arts communities of Mexico and the United States.

Number of Grants
Up to six grants
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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