Application timeline: February 1st - August 1st 2017.
Up to thirteen (13) awards are available for U.S. scholars to conduct research or teaching activities at a Colombian university or research center in all fields of study, for a period of four to six months during the 2018-2019 academic year. This award seeks to strengthen academic networks between U.S. scholars and their counterparts in Colombia, by funding proposals that are relevant to the Colombian context. All scholars are expected to give at least one public lecture on their research during the grant period.
Colombia is facing a crucial moment in its recent history as it enters into a post-conflict scenario. This juncture broadens the spectrum of opportunities for research, which will contribute to the transition and building of a country in peace. Priority will thus be given to candidates that address issues related to this theme, from their own areas of expertise and being hosted by universities in Colombia’s regions. The grantees may conduct research, teach graduate or undergraduate courses, participate in conferences and seminars, carry out field work, and advise students or faculty members, among other activities.
Other specific objectives:
- Promoting the mobility and integration of professionals, professors and researchers while setting the basis for further collaborative research
- Fostering interdisciplinary work/research that addresses the different needs of Colombia
- Generating links between U.S. scholars and key stakeholders in Colombia, including government agencies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, local communities, students, etc.
- Support the internationalization process of Colombian Universities and Research Centers.
Former Fulbright Scholars may recommend colleagues who are interested in being part of this program through the 'Connect with Fulbright' portal.