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2 Open Study/Research Awards

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

At the time of this printing, because of visa issues, U.S. grantees to Bolivia are restricted to three months in the country. If the visa issue is resolved prior to selections in 2019, the restriction will be lifted. In the meantime, however, the program will only accept applications for study/research projects in Bolivia as part of a multi-country project.

Projects that combine three months in Bolivia with 6-7 months in a second country in the Western Hemisphere are strongly encouraged.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants may begin at any time between August 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020, based on project design. Applicants should discuss their project timeline in the Statement of Grant Purpose

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Bolivia 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: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but to communicate on a daily basis. 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 Application Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation.  A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

In rural areas, basic Aymara or Quechua will be needed for effective research.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation

Candidates arrange their own affiliations and are expected to work independently. Candidates must include letters of affiliation with the application.

General comments

The program is open to all fields. However, projects focusing on the study of indigenous peoples (who collectively constitute a majority of Bolivia’s population), business topics (particularly micro-enterprise development and eco-tourism) are preferred. In addition, students in the creative and performing arts and in the fields of computer science, criminal justice, law, ecology, environment, and museum studies (management, preservation, and cultural patrimony) are encouraged to apply.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://bo.usembassy.gov/