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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. 

FPA

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.

Nicaragua

2 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
Flexible Start
Award Profile

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 Period
Flexible Start

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.

Orientation
Pre-Departure and In-Country Orientation

As a condition of the grant, all grantees to Nicaragua are required to participate in the Pre-Departure Orientation.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Required - Intermediate

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
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Affiliation
Letter required 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.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Eligibility

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. 

Specific Considerations

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.

Dependents
Dependent support is available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website