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Open Study/Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
Mandatory
Award Profile

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Nicaragua. Due to the security situation in country, the status of the Fulbright Program in Nicaragua may change, so please check in periodically with IIE before submitting your application. Final grants for 2020-2021 are contingent upon medical clearance, the availability of funds, and the security situation in Nicaragua.

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, 2021.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

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

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

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 Application Form: 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.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Nicaragua. Due to the security situation in country, the status of the Fulbright Program in Nicaragua may change, so please check in periodically with IIE before submitting your application. Final grants for 2020-21 are contingent upon medical clearance, the availability of funds, and the security situation in Nicaragua.

Dependents

Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://ni.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Maira Vargas