2 Open Study/Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodMarch Start
Grant Length9 Months
Advanced graduate students working on doctoral dissertations are preferred. However, serious consideration will be given to Master's students, graduating seniors, and recent graduates who present significant study Bachelor's-level or research projects and establish an academic affiliation with an institution for coursework or a research support.
Grant Length: 9 months.
Uruguay's academic calendar is different from the United States, and their seasons are opposite. Grants run from March to December 2025. Candidates are strongly encouraged to plan their grant projects for the academic year, since universities are closed during the months of December, January and February for the summer break and therefore, little academic work can be accomplished. The grant period starts with an orientation organized by the Fulbright Commission in mid-March. Attendance at the orientation is required.
The Fulbright Commission will arrange two or more mandatory virtual pre-departure meetings with grantees, as well as a mandatory in-country orientation.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: The recommended Spanish language level for this award is Intermediate. Novice speakers will be considered provided they meet other qualifications. 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 on with the Language Self-Evaluation. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is required.
Spanish language proficiency is necessary not only for the development of the proposed project but also in order to communicate in a daily basis and get immersed in the culture.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Uruguay has two public universities: the Universidad de la República (State University), which is free and offers courses in any field of study; and UTEC (Technologic University of Uruguay). There are also four private universities, as well as private research institutes such as: CLAEH (Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana), INIA (Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria), and, LATU (Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay). Applicants are encouraged to initiate contact with the host institution of their preference and to include their letter of affiliation with the application. The role of the affiliation is to provide oversight and support to the applicant's work on the proposed project.
The Fulbright Commission in Uruguay will assist grantees in confirming a host institution affiliation or by recommending alternate affiliations. Candidates who seek to earn a degree from a Uruguayan university will not be considered.
The University of the Republic is free. Candidates may audit classes for free.
The Commission is not responsible for making housing arrangements for the grantees. However, at the grantee´s request, the Commission will go over their housing options (links to the internet) and provide feedback when applicable. If grantees rent an apartment through a real estate agent, the Commission will read the leasing contract to make sure their rights as a tenant are preserved.
The Commission will book the grantees in a hotel during the orientation. This will be covered by the Commission.