Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Western Hemisphere

IIE Program Managers

For information on programs in the Western Hemisphere, contact:

Brazil

Jody Dudderar

212-984-5565
jdudderar@iie.org

 

Western Hemisphere
(except Brazil)

Susan Muendl

212-984-5366
smuendl@iie.org

 

Regional Fact Sheet

Western Hemisphere Program Information


Regional Program:

Selection for countries in Central America and the Caribbean will be made based on the quality of the applications, rather than per-country quotas. Distribution of awards to countries in the region will vary annually according to the caliber of the applicants.

English Teaching Assistant Programs are available to:

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

Grant period:

Varies for independent research. Grantees affiliating with academic institutions in Central and South America may be required to begin their grants in February/March to coincide with the academic year. ETA programs in Guatemala and Panama begin in January 2015, and in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Peru begin in March 2015.

Multi-Country Proposals (2 to 3 countries):

All countries within the Western Hemisphere may be part of a study/research multi-country proposal. Multi-country ETA projects will not be considered.

Multi-country grants require a strong rationale;  approval from each Commission/Post involved; affiliations in all countries; and,  a minimum of 3 consecutive months in each country.   

Unlisted Countries:

If the country in which you are interested does not appear, please check with IIE before filing an application.

Applications for Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but for Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation research only.

Applicants interested in overseas territories (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Netherland Antilles, etc.) should consult the Program Manager for Europe.

Grants are not available to:

Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Guyana, Suriname or U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. No case-by-case consideration or exceptions will be made.

Dependents:

The basic amount of the Fulbright grant is increased by US$100 per month for grantees with one accompanying dependent; by US$200 for two or more accompanying dependents for countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Venezuela.

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.