Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program.
Opportunities in the Caribbean include:
- Belize: All Disciplines
This opportunity allows scholars to teach or teach and conduct research at the University of Belize (UB). UB’s goals are to encourage sustainable development, increase self-sustainability, and prepare Belize to meet global challenges. Among the preferred disciplines for this award are environmental sciences, education, medical sciences, biological sciences and agriculture.
- Guyana: All Disciplines
This award allows scholars to either teach courses at the associate, undergraduate or graduate level on a full-time basis, or teach while also conducting collaborative or independent research. This opportunity is open to academics in any appropriate field, with agriculture, anthropology, biological sciences, education, environmental sciences, history (non-U.S.), linguistics, and mathematics listed as preferred disciplines.
- Haiti: Rebuilding Higher Education
The scholar chosen for this award will assist the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development with a study examining the extent to which higher education institutions in Haiti are engaging in cross-border partnerships to improve their programming and capacity as part of the rebuilding process since the 2010 earthquake. Fluency in French or Haitian Creole is required, and the opportunity is open to academics only.
Additional opportunities in the region include but are not limited to:
- Bahamas: All Disciplines
- Dominican Republic: All Disciplines
- Jamaica: All Disciplines
- Suriname: All Disciplines
- Trinidad and Tobago: Multiple Disciplines – College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts
For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please visit our website. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars or join My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the current competition will close on August 1, 2016.