For information on programs in the Western Hemisphere, contact: FBstudent.WHA@iie.org
2024-2025 Western Hemisphere Program Information
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.
If the country in which you are interested does not appear, please check with IIE before filing an application.
For Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines all applicants will be considered, but master's and Ph.D. applicants may be given preference.
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, Nicaragua, Suriname, Venezuela, or U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands. No case-by-case consideration or exceptions will be made.
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, Costa Rica, and Panama will begin in January 2025, and in Argentina and Peru, ETA programs will begin in March 2025.
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.