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    Calle 37 # 15 - 73 | Bogotá, Colombia

Fulbright Scholarship for Colombian Research Visitor

The Fellowship offers Colombian researchers and professors, with a doctoral degree or equivalent research experience, the opportunity to join a university or research center in the United States, for one (1) academic semester, in order to conduct advanced research. With this program, Fulbright Colombia promotes collaboration between Colombian and American researchers, strengthens research processes in the country and encourages the insertion of Colombia into global knowledge networks.

At the end of their research stay, the fellows have an obligation to return to Colombia to contribute to the development of the country, from their field of study.

The Scholarship is open to all areas of study, withthe exception of clinical areas of human and animal health. Specifically, candidates who, under their project, must have direct contact with animal or human patients, or conduct tests, laboratory experiments or clinical procedures involving them, may not be funded.

Scholarship benefits

  • Support: The program grants US $22,200 to cover support, installation and materials costs. This resource is turned to the intern in a single disbursement, at the beginning of his research stay in the United States.
  • International air tickets: The program offers one (1) one-way air ticket to the United States and back to Colombia, in economy class.
  • Orientation Seminar in Colombia: The program offers a pre-trip Orientation Seminar in Colombia, which has as its main objective to prepare fellows for their academic experience in the United States. This seminar includes former Fulbright fellows, representatives of Fulbright Colombia and the United States Embassy in Colombia, among other speakers. Participation of the selected candidate is mandatory.
  • Basic Program of Limited Coverage for Accidents and Diseases (ASPE): The scholarship includes a basic program of limited coverage for diseases and accidents: Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). For more information about your coverage please see here.
  • ASPE coverage will begin from the trainee's travel date to the United States and will be extended during the time of the research stay.
  • Note: The ASPE program is not health or health insurance and does not cover pre-existing conditions.
  • Cost and visaprocessing: Fulbright, in partnership with the United States Embassy in Colombia, will manage the respective visas for the selected candidates and cover the costs associated with their issuance. The types of visas that are managed under the scholarship are: J-1 visa for the fellow and J-2 visas for their dependents (spouse and children under the age of 21).
  • Note: the final decision on whether or not J-1 and J-2 visas, as well as their approval times, are exclusive to the United States Embassy in Colombia.
  • The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF): Scholars will be eligible to apply to The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF), which provides financial support for traveling and participating in conferences or giving specialized classes at another educational institution superior in the United States, different from the one where the fellow conducts the research stay. For more information see here.
  • Comprehensive accompaniment and monitoring during the scholarship period: The program includes accompaniment and personalized advice for the fellow in immigration, legal, academic and financial processes, throughout the fellowship period.

These are the requirements to apply for

Each applicant must follow the following steps:

    • Read the Terms of Reference in full.
    • Diligence the online application according to the Online Application Instruction
    • Comply with the requirements and attach the required documents, described in the Terms of Reference.
    • 4. Submit the application online no later than October 4, 2019, at 17:00 COT.

All steps are required. Any incomplete and/or submitted application outside the times of the call will not be taken into account.