Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
2 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length10 Months
For Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines all applicants will be considered, but master's and Ph.D. applicants may be given preference.
Most grantees choose to begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible between August 2024 and March 2025. The academic year begins in September.
As a condition of the grant, all grantees to the Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean islands are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation in the United States.
The U.S. Embassy requires that grantees contact the Fulbright staff contact at the Embassy once their grant has been confirmed in order to discuss their travel and receive country specific updates.
- Applicants must be proficient and experienced in the field proposed for award consideration.
- Applicants must demonstrate willingness to learn about new cultures and to serve as a cultural ambassador for the United States to the host country.
- Grant activities should allow for engagement with the wider community outside of the host institution.
- Applicants must have a well-defined research project.
- Applicants must demonstrate high levels of adaptability and maturity.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
English is the official language of all islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation(s) with academic institutions, research facilities, or other appropriate organizations, and for submitting supporting documentation at the time of application. If there is any doubt about the suitability of an organization, please contact the Fulbright staff contact at the U.S. Embassy.
Grantees are responsible for identifying and arranging their housing. Affiliate organizations and Fulbright alumni are excellent sources of guidance on housing options.
Dependents include spouse and children of the applicant. Applicants are required to advise the host affiliate and the Embassy if they will be accompanied by dependents in order for any necessary considerations to be put in place. Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the grant period to be eligible for financial support.
U.S. citizens do not require entry visas when traveling to any of the islands except in the case of Barbados, where U.S. grantees in the Fulbright Program must obtain a short-term work permit prior to their arrival on island. This work permit is for the duration of their grant program in Barbados. The grantee is responsible for obtaining the required work permit, but the U.S. Embassy will assist by providing the application form and confirmation of the items required as supporting documentation. The grant does not provide for expenses related to visa fees; any visa expenses will be born by the grantee.
For travel to all islands, grantees must have a valid passport and a round-trip ticket in order to be granted admittance by the immigration officer.