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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

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 are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Please visit the Getting Started page for next steps.


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 7-years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 



U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

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


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5 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Grant Period
9 Months
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

The Fulbright Commission encourages applications from young professionals, recent graduates, and graduate students wishing to conduct research for nine months at a higher education institution, non-proffit organization or research center in Peru. Applicants must affiliate with an academic institution and present a well-developed research plan.

Grant Period

9 Months

Candidates should plan to begin their grants in mid-August 2021, or mid-March 2022. Alternate start dates will not be considered, except in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation


All grantees must attend a mandatory two-day orientation at the Fulbright Commission in Lima prior to the beginning of grant activities, either in mid-August or mid-March 2021.

Accepted Degree Levels




Foreign Language Proficiency

Required - Intermediate

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

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


All grantees must be affiliated with a Peruvian organization.  Possible affiliations include a Peruvian university, government or private organization, including NGOs. Applicants 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 through internships.

The Commission welcomes applications from all disciplines.

Border disputes and crime (including narcotics production and trafficking, illegal logging, and illegal mining) are considered sensitive issues.  Applicants proposing projects on these topics must demonstrate a clear understanding of and experience with research in these areas.

The Fulbright Commission in Peru does not approve grants to work in zones declared “emergency zones” by the Peruvian government or those declared as high risk by the State Deparment such as the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM).

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.


Dependent support is available.

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Piero Mori