Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

  • Objective

This program is designed to give educators at the Ph.D. or equivalent level, or experienced professionals and artists opportunities to engage in full-time lecturing and/or conduct advanced research. The program is open to any field of study and offers special opportunities in Agriculture and TEFL.

  • Grant Period

3 months. Candidates are strongly encouraged to plan their projects for the academic year since universities are closed during December, January and February and, therefore, little academic work can be accomplished. In order to engage U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years.

  • Language

Fluent Spanish is desired. Applicants must submit a language proficiency report.

  • Affiliation

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation at any accredited institution or research center in Uruguay and include letter of invitation.

  • Benefits

Round trip travel, monthly stipend and accident and sickness insurance. The grant is increased if the grantee has one or more accompanying dependents that spend at least 80% of the grant period in Uruguay.  For information on eligibility requirements and the application process please contact the Council for International Exchange of Scholars www.cies.org


If you have a colleague who could contribute to and gain from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, click the link below to refer them. IIE/CIES staff will contact them to set up an advising session and explore their interests. http://www.cies.org/connect-with-fulbright