Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

STEM and Agriculture

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach courses at the associate, undergraduate or graduate level under the teaching option, or teach and conduct collaborative or independent research.

For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 50/50 ratio of teaching to research. Thesis advising or assistance with curriculum development may also be requested, depending upon the scholar's area of expertise.

For the teaching only award, the expectated hours of committment is 15 hours per week. 

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Award Length
Four months
Award Dates

Grants may begin in August 2022 or January 2023.

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


Scholars may only affiliate with the University of Guyana, Turkeyen or Berbice Campus, Guyana.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems
Areas of Interest

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry: soil science, biometrics, forest protection, forest management, geographic information systems, geoinfomatics.

Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences: environmental management, conservation biology, sustainable utilization of biodiversity, and environmental technology.

Faculty of Engineering and Technology: geographic information systems, petroleum geology.

Special Features

The University of Guyana will integrate the scholar into the university and faculty and will provide an office space for the scholar.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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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