Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Nicaragua


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Open Study/Research Award

Grant Period:

10 months

Two semesters: March through July; end of July through early December. Summer courses: January and February.  Most grantees choose to begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible. The last possible start date is March 31, 2018.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

Mandatory


As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Central America are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in Washington, DC in June or July.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Required - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should discuss plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant on Applicant Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying the affiliation.


Fields of Study :

Applications in all fields will be accepted. However, the following fields are preferred: socio-educational issues, public health, history, Latin American literature, gender issues, archaeology and anthropology, ecology and natural resources. 

Political science and socioeconomic issues remain politically sensitive areas in Nicaraguan society. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy in Managua encourages grantees in these fields to consider two or more host institutions in order to increase the likelihood of obtaining balanced and objective research materials and courses. 


Specific Considerations:

Some geographic areas may be off-limits for security reasons, as determined by the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office. Candidates wishing to conduct field research in remote areas should consult with IIE and the U.S. Embassy in advance regarding the feasibility of their projects.  All candidates should read the country profile on Nicaragua on the Country Specific Information for Nicaragua website.  Upon arrival, all students will be given a security briefing and should register online as American Citizens living in Nicaragua with the Consular Section.


Dependents:

Dependent support is available


I am a....

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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.