8 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodMarch Start
Grant Length9 Months
Graduate students conducting thesis or dissertation research are preferred. However, graduating seniors and recent graduates will be considered with projects proposing audited coursework and a research project.
Grant Length: 9 months.
All grantees must arrive prior to or at the beginning of March 2025 to conduct research during the full academic year. Grant dates must correspond to the academic year in Chile (March to November). The grant period starts with an obligatory enhancement organized by the Fulbright Commission in early March 2025. Exceptions are exceedingly rare, given only for extraordinary research conditions (e.g., winter season glacier study) and must be approved by the Commission beforehand.
The orientation usually takes place during the first week of March.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to settle in easily and 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 time of application and the commencement of the grant with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
The role of the affiliation in the U.S. Student Program is to provide ongoing and substantive oversight and support for the grantee's project. Grantees will be required to have affiliations with accredited academic or research institutions in Chile. Therefore, applicants must initiate contact with the host institution of preference and obtain a formal letter of invitation or affiliation prior to submitting the application. In addition to indicating the nature of the affiliation between the applicant and the host institution (e.g., auditing classes, access to facilities or resources, collaboration with an ongoing project, etc.), the letter should state that a host contact will be available during the grant year to mentor the applicant and/or supervise the applicant's work on the proposed project.
Please visit the website of the Fulbright Commission in Chile for further information on University Regional Research Centers in Chile that have expressed specific interest in hosting potential Fulbright Grantees, or visit the Chilean researcher or research network indices. While many of these Centers have a science and technology focus, the institutions themselves may also have potential as a possible host institution/affiliation. This is not intended as a comprehensive list.
N/A to Chile