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2 Open Study/Research Awards

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

Advanced graduate students working on doctoral dissertations are preferred. However, serious consideration will be given to Master's students, graduating seniors, and recent graduates who present bachelor's significant study or research projects and establish an academic affiliation with an institution for coursework or a research support.

Grant Period

9 Months

March to November 2020. Candidates are strongly encouraged to plan their grant projects for the academic year, since universities are closed during December, January and February and therefore, little academic work can be accomplished. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission in mid-March. Attendance at the orientation is required.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Accepted Degree Levels

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Recommended - 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 the 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 also required.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

The Universidad de la República (State University) is free and offers courses in any field of study. There are also four private universities, as well as private research institutes such as: CLAEH (Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana), INIA (Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria), and, LATU (Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay). Applicants are encouraged to initiate contact with the host institution of their preference and to include their letter of invitation or support with the application. The Fulbright Commission in Uruguay will assist grantees in confirming a host institution affiliation or by recommending alternate affiliations. Candidates who seek to earn a degree from a Uruguayan university will not be considered.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

The State University is free. Candidates may audit classes for free.

Ineligibility

Candidates already in Uruguay at the time of application are not eligible.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.org.uy