Fulbright U.S. Specialist Program

Call for applications: September 1  - December 5 (5:00p.m. EST)

Six (6) Fulbright Specialist grants are offered to Colombian universities, institutions of higher education, research institutes, NGO's and other public or non-profit organizations with educational programs. The grant supports a visit of 2-6 weeks (14 to 42 days long) by a U.S. faculty member or expert with a Ph.D. or the equivalent in professional experience, for the purpose of providing specialized academic support, fostering relations between Colombian and US institutions and promoting new forms of academic and professional collaboration.

The Fulbright Specialist grant supports the following activities*:

• Curricular development  and/or evaluation.
• New program development and/or evaluation.
• Faculty and/or researcher training programs.
• Specialized classes, seminars, workshops and conferences at the graduate or faculty level.

*The Fulbright Specialist program is not intended to carry out research projects. 

Fields of study

Proposals from Colombian universities/institutions are accepted in all fields of study. 

Benefits and funding

The Fulbright Specialist program is funded through a cost-share arrangement between Fulbright and the host university/institution. 

Costs covered by the Fulbright Program

Costs covered by the host institution

International round-trip airfare

Housing – $200.000 COP daily

Accident insurance

Meals - $75.000 COP daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Professional stipend of US$200 daily*

Local transportation - $25.000 COP daily. If the project requires it, the institution must cover the expenses of traveling between cities within the country.  

*Will be paid directly by CIES at the end of the grant period, once the specialist fills out and sends a final report to CIES.

How to apply

Applying to the Fulbright Specialist program is a 2-step process that begins with a request by the Colombian university or institution.

1) Application by Colombian universities/institutions

Colombian universities/institutions first apply directly to Fulbright Colombia in the annual call for applications. The application form is available in the forms and documents section below. It is mandatory to request a specific US faculty member or expert by name. Applications from institutions that have not identified a specific specialist will not be considered under any circumstance.

All US participants must be registered in the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) specialists roster. The applying university or institution can expedite the process by directly encouraging the person in the U.S. who they are requesting to begin the application and registration process with CIES in the U.S. 

Forms and documents

For applying Colombian universities and institutions, please fill out the Application Form in English and send a letter of Financial Commitment to the email: programas@fulbright.edu.co before 17:00 (COT) of the closing day. 

 You may find information on how to fill out the application form here

Note: the documents are subject to change. Please verify that the documents that you downloaded correspond to the most recent version on the website.

2) Selection of the U.S. Specialist

The U.S. faculty or expert must also apply to participate in the Fulbright Specialist program through the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), getting registered in the Specialists Roster.

It is recommended that the Colombian universities/ institutions plan their activities with the Specialist after the start of the second semester 2017.

Calendar

Call for applications

September 1, 2016

End of call for applications

December 5, 2016 (17:00 COT)

Revision and evaluation of the selected Specialist by CIES (in the U.S.)

December 2016

Revision and evaluation of the proyects proposed by the Colombian institutions carried out by Fulbright Colombia (in Colombia)

December – January 2016

 

 

Contact for further information

Contact for Colombian universities/institutions:

Sergio Sánchez, Fulbright Program Officer
ssanchez@fulbright.edu.co
(571) 232-4326 ext. 17

Contact for interested specialists:

Consult the CIES website.

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