Click here for Fulbright Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Artist

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. 

FPA

Placeholder

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.

Bolivia

< Back to country

Open Study/Research Award

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

At the time of this publishing, 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 2021, 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 must combine three months in Bolivia with seven months in a second country in the Western Hemisphere region. Only one country in addition to Bolivia is allowed; applications for Bolivia plus two or more additional countries should not be submitted. 

Grant Period

10 Months

Grants may begin at any time between August 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022, 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 the United States in June or July.

Arrival Orientation

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 in Language Self-Evaluation in the Fulbright application.  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/

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Program Contact