2 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
Grant Length10 Months
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 2023, 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.
Grant Length: 10 months (3 months in Bolivia and 7 months in second country).
Grants may begin at any time between August 31, 2023 and March 31, 2024, based on project design. Applicants should discuss their project timeline in the Statement of Grant Purpose.
As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Bolivia are required to participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation in the U.S. prior to the start of the grant. Grantees will receive an arrival briefing with the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia for the Bolivia segment of the grant.
Applicants must have a well-defined research project and must have demonstrated ability to work independently, have a solid foundation in their subject areas, have demonstrated high levels of adaptability and maturity, and the ability to serve as a cultural ambassador.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
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.
In rural areas, basic Aymara or Quechua will be needed for effective research.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
Candidates arrange their own affiliations and are expected to work independently. Candidates must include letters of affiliation with the application.
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.
Projects focused on politics or politically sensitive topics are not encouraged.