4 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodAugust Start
Grant Length9 Months
The Fulbright Commission encourages applications from early career professionals, recent graduates, and graduate students wishing to conduct research for nine months at a higher education institution, non-profit organization or research center in Peru. Applicants must affiliate with one of these institutions and present a well-developed research plan.
Grant Length: 9 months.
Candidates should plan to begin their grants in mid-August 2024, or mid-March 2025. Alternate start dates will not be considered, except in the most extraordinary circumstances.
Mandatory. All grantees must attend a mandatory two-day orientation at the Fulbright Commission in Lima prior to the beginning of grant activities, either in mid-August 2024 or mid-March 2025.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is required.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
All grantees must be affiliated with a Peruvian organization. Possible affiliations include Peruvian universities, government agencies or private organizations with public interest focus, including NGOs. Applicants should initiate affiliation arrangements prior to submitting their applications.
Affiliations must be finalized before travel to Peru in order to obtain the appropriate visas, but this can be done between the issuance of a grant and travel to the country.
The Fulbright Commission does not assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees, but is happy to answer any specific questions about potential housing. Your host insitution should be your primary source of assistance in your housing search.
Grant Purpose Considerations
Grantees may carry out research, take university courses, or carry out practical training through internships.
The Commission welcomes applications from all disciplines.
Border disputes and crime (including narcotics production and trafficking, illegal logging, and illegal mining) are considered sensitive issues. Applicants proposing projects on these topics must demonstrate a clear understanding of and experience with research in these areas.
The Fulbright Commission in Peru does not approve grants to work in zones declared “emergency zones” by the Peruvian government or those declared as high risk by the State Deparment such as the Valley of the Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers (VRAEM).
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Peru.html
Emergency Zones in Peru: https://www.indeci.gob.pe/respuesta/consolidado-de-declaratorias-de-estado-de-emergencia/