Western Hemisphere

IIE Contact

For information on programs in the Western Hemisphere, contact: FBstudent.WHA@iie.org

2020-2021 Western Hemisphere Program Information

Regional Program:

Selection for countries in Central America and the Caribbean will be made based on the quality of the applications, rather than per-country quotas. Distribution of awards to countries in the region will vary annually according to the caliber of the applicants.

English Teaching Assistant Programs are available to:

Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.

Unlisted Countries:

If the country in which you are interested does not appear, please check with IIE before filing an application.

Applications for Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but for Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation research only.

Applicants interested in overseas territories (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Netherland Antilles, etc.) should consult the Program Manager for Europe.

Grants are not available to:

Bahamas, Belize, Cuba, Guyana, Haiti, Suriname or U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. No case-by-case consideration or exceptions will be made.

Grant period:

Varies for independent research. Grantees affiliating with academic institutions in Central and South America may be required to begin their grants in February/March to coincide with the academic year. ETA programs in Guatemala and Panama begin in January 2021, and in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Peru, begin in March 2021.

Zika Travel Information:

Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.


Special Study/Research Awards for Fulbright-Fogarty are available to: