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Open Study/Research Award

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

All applicants are required to demonstrate the relevance of their projects to the Fulbright Program's mandate, which is to enhance mutual understanding between the two countries.  Proposals to conduct research and/or study in Guatemala either independently or as part of the candidate's current graduate program will be considered. 

Applications in all fields will be accepted. However, projects in Political Science, Social Science/Sociology and Economics, particularly those that deal with governance, economic development, and citizen security, are preferred. 

Grant Period

10 Months

Candidates should plan to attend a mandatory arrival orientation and begin their assignments in Guatemala in January 2020. Arrivals prior to January 10 are strongly discouraged and alternate start dates will not be considered except in the most extraordinary circumstances.

Pre-Departure Orientation

Mandatory

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Central America 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 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

Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying the affiliation.

Specific Considerations

Because of the ongoing threat of violent crime, Guatemala is rated by the U.S. Department of State as "critical" Applicants should clearly state in their research proposal that they have read and understand the safety and security information found at http://www.travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/guatemala.html.

Dependents

Dependent support is available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

https://gt.usembassy.gov/