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2 Open Study/Research Awards

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

Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred: business entrepreneurship and export development, agronomy and sustainable agriculture, engineering, computer science, environmental sciences and biotechnology, public administration, public accountability, public health, law enforcement management and other social sciences.

Grant Period

10 Months

The academic year runs February through December with summer holidays from mid-December until early February. Universities and research centers are usually closed for part of this period. Two-week winter vacations usually take place in July. Candidates must take this into consideration when proposing a timeline for their projects.  

The latest possible start date is March 31, 2020.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

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

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

Additional Information: Higher level proficiency in Spanish may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Guarani is required if necessary for research projects. 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 (FLE) by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required. An FLE for Guarani should be submitted if the candidate possesses skills beyond Basic.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Candidates must establish contact with local sponsors before submitting applications. Proposals that demonstrate such contacts and/or guaranteed institutional support in Paraguay will be given preference.

Applicants seeking assistance with local contacts may contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion. Inquiries may be directed to Jazmin Ramirez

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://py.usembassy.gov/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Jazmin Ramirez