2 Open Study/Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFlexible Start
We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Nicaragua. Due to the security situation in country, the status of the Fulbright Program in Nicaragua may change, so please check in periodically with IIE before submitting your application. Final grants for 2022-2023 are contingent upon medical clearance, the availability of funds, and the security situation in Nicaragua.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Two semesters: March through July; end of July through early December. Summer courses: January and February. Most grantees choose to begin in the fall, but the start date is flexible. No grants may begin before the Pre-Departure Orientation in the U.S., and the last possible start date is March 31, 2023.
As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Nicaragua are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation.
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 time of application and the commencement of the grant on Application Form: Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.
Fulbright Proposal Types
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.
Dual citizens of this country are not eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Fields of Study
Applications in all fields will be accepted. However, the following fields are preferred: socio-educational issues, public health, history, Latin American literature, gender issues, archaeology and anthropology, ecology and natural resources.
Political science and socioeconomic issues remain politically sensitive areas in Nicaraguan society. Therefore, the U.S. Embassy in Managua encourages grantees in these fields to consider two or more host institutions in order to increase the likelihood of obtaining balanced and objective research materials and courses.
Some geographic areas may be off-limits for security reasons, as determined by the U.S. Embassy’s Regional Security Office. Candidates wishing to conduct field research in remote areas should consult with IIE and the U.S. Embassy in advance regarding the feasibility of their projects. All candidates should read the country profile on Nicaragua on the Country Specific Information for Nicaragua website. Upon arrival, all students will be given a security briefing and should register online as American Citizens living in Nicaragua with the Consular Section.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Student Program to Nicaragua. Due to the security situation in country, the status of the Fulbright Program in Nicaragua may change, so please check in periodically with IIE before submitting your application. Final grants for 2022-23 are contingent upon medical clearance, the availability of funds, and the security situation in Nicaragua.