2 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodJanuary Start
Grant Length10 Months
All applicants are required to demonstrate the relevance of their projects to the Fulbright Program's mandate, which is to enhance mutual understanding between the two countries. Proposals to conduct research and/or study in Guatemala either independently or as part of the candidate's current graduate program will be considered.
Applications in all fields will be accepted. However, projects in Political Science, Social Science/Sociology and Economics, particularly those that deal with governance, economic development, and citizen security, are preferred.
Candidates should plan to attend a mandatory arrival orientation and begin their assignments in Guatemala in January 2025. Arrivals prior to January 10 are strongly discouraged and alternate start dates will not be considered except in the most extraordinary circumstances.
As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Guatemala are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation in the U.S.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: 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 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
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliations with an academic institution, research facility, or another appropriate organization, and for submitting supporting documentation verifying the affiliation.
Grantees are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.
Because of the ongoing threat of violent crime, Guatemala is rated by the U.S. Department of State as "Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution." Applicants should clearly state in their research proposal that they have read and understand the safety and security information found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Guatemala.html.