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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, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. 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.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and 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. 

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U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award 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

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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 2022, 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. 

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Grant Length: 10 months (3 months in Bolivia and 7 months in second country).

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Grants may begin at any time between August 31, 2022 and March 31, 2023, based on project design. Applicants should discuss their project timeline in the Statement of Grant Purpose.

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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.

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In rural areas, basic Aymara or Quechua will be needed for effective research.

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Candidates arrange their own affiliations and are expected to work independently. Candidates must include letters of affiliation with the application.

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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.

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Projects focused on politics or politically sensitive topics are not encouraged.

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