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5 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Grant Period

9 Months

Grantees should plan to begin their grants in early August 2019; however, if required by the nature of the project, consideration will be given to alternate start dates. The latest possible start date is March 31, 2020.  The grant period begins with a mandatory 2-day orientation arranged by the Fulbright Commission

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

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 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

All grantees must be affiliated with a Peruvian organization. This may be a university or government or private organization, including NGOs. Students should initiate affiliation arrangements prior to submitting their applications. The Fulbright Commission in Peru will give preference to applicants with established affiliations at the time of application.

Affiliations must be finalized before travel to Peru in order to obtain the appropriate visas, but this can be done between the issuance of a grant and travel to the country.

Grant Purpose Considerations

Grantees may carry out research, take university courses, or carry out practical training in internships. Peru offers many opportunities, and Peruvian scholars are receptive and cordial. The Commission considers studies of economic development, environmental conservation, and education to be topics of particular interest.

The Fulbright Commission in Peru does not approve grants to work in zones declared “emergency zones” by the Peruvian government.

Border disputes, crime, and the drug trade are considered sensitive issues.  Applicants proposing projects on these topics must demonstrate a clear understanding of and experience with research in these areas.

Research Clearance

Grantees who plan to work in nature reserves and archaeological sites are required to have government permits. Permits take up to six months to process, so recommended candidates may need to begin the process prior to notification of final selection. Candidates and grantees must coordinate the permit process with their proposed host affiliation.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.pe/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Diana Costa