Fulbright Program

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The Fulbright Program is by excellence the premier exchange program of the U.S. State Department. This program provides its participants (chosen por their academic merits and leadership potential) the opportunity to study, to teach, to research or to exchange ideas.

Overview

The international exchange Fulbright Program was an initiative of late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries of the world. Fulbright is a prestigious scholarship program for talented students with an excellent scholastic background. Approved by Congress in 1946, this program offers to participants the opportunity to pursue master’s studies in prestigious American universities and to take part in an unforgettable cultural experience. The program offers two years of academic study.

Program Objectives

The program operates on the basis of autonomy and open competition of individual merit, without regard to the individuals’ institution, affiliation, race, color, or belief. The objective of the Fulbright Program is to enable the recipients to pursue particular fields of study and to develop professional leaders in these fields.

Fields of Study

Applications are accepted in a variety of fields of study with the exception of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry.

Selection Criteria

  • Citizenship and current residency in Nicaragua
  • Undergraduate degree equivalent to a B.A. or B.S.
  • Good command of English language (equivalent to 550 in the P/TOEFL or 80 in the iBT).
  • Excellent academic history
  • Preference is given to those with little or no U.S. experience
  • Possibility to apply in Nicaragua the knowledge acquired through the scholarship
  • Deadline to Submit Applications: April 29, 2016

Contact Us

If you need additional information about this program or electronic application, please contact:

Maira Vargas
Cultural Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Section
Phone: 2252-7100 x 7609 or 7342
E-mail: Fulbrightmng@state.gov

The objective of the Fulbright-LASPAU program is to support the development of faculty members at Nicaraguan universities by offering scholarships for master’s or doctoral studies at U.S. universities to dedicated professionals in higher education with excellent scholastic capacities. The program selects highly qualified professors dedicated to excellence in higher education studies.  Those nominated by their Nicaraguan university must show a personal commitment to continue lecturing at the sponsoring university upon their return.

Selection Criteria

  • Citizenship and current residency in Nicaragua
  • Undergraduate degree and excellent academic performance
  • Commitment to university lecturing and/or research
  • Nominated by applicant’s university
  • Commitment to return to Nicaragua after completing the program
  • Candidates who have received previous Fulbright awards are not eligible

Fields of Study

All fields of study are included, with the exception of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry.

Selection Process

All applicants must be nominated by their university.  Interested candidates should contact the appropriate university office in their home institution to begin the selection and nomination process and submit the “Nominating Institution Verification Form,” (Click to Download – pdf – 32.3kb)  along with an official letter from the university to the Public Affairs Section of the American Embassy in Managua.

Contact Us

If you need additional information about this program or orientation for the electronic application, please contact:

Maira Vargas
Cultural Affairs Specialist; American Embassy – Managua,
Phone: 2252-7100 x 7609 or 7342;
E-mail:  Fulbrightmng@state.gov

This program is under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by LASPAU (Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas)

• http://www.laspau.harvard.edu/current-programs/fulbright

Individuals Who are NOT Elegible for a Fulbright Grant

  • Nicaraguans who are currently studying, researching, or lecturing in American universities.
  • Individuals who intend to pursue an internship, residency or research at a U.S. school of medicine/dentistry in the U.S.
  • Individuals who are currently living or working in the United States, or who have had extensive recent experience in the United States.
  • Nicaraguans with dual citizenship with the United States.

The Fulbright Science & Technology Award (Fulbright S & T) is a worldwide competition from which approximately 40 exceptional candidates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) attend top U.S. university programs. This award is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology. Applicants selected to be grantees, known as Fulbright Science & Technology Fellows, will begin their three years of U.S. government sponsorship at U.S. institutions in the Fall of 2013. At the conclusion of the three year period, the U.S. university may provide the additional resources to complete the doctoral degree. In addition, Fellows receive special allowances for the purchase of lab and research materials and for travel to academic conferences.

Elegible Fields of Study

– Astronomy/Aeronautical Engineering
– Agriculture (theoretical focus or research)
– Geology/Earth and – Atmospheric Sciences
– Biology/ Biomedical Engineering
– Chemical Sciences
– Public Health (biostatistics or epidemiology)
– Environmental Science/Engineering
– Information Science/Systems (eng. Focus)
– Neurosciences
– Energy/Petroleum
– Geology
– Engineering (Chemistry, Electricity, civil, etc.)
– Mathematics/Physics
Oceanography

 

Election Criteria

  • Nicaraguan citizen and residing in Nicaragua
  • Complete undergraduate degree before August 1st, 2012
  • Some research experience
  • Excellent English command (580 TOEFL score or more)
  • High quantitative GRE score (700 or more)
  • Outstanding academic history
  • Future impact of research project in Nicaragua

Contact Us

If you need additional information, please contact:

Maira Vargas Roa
Cultural Affairs Specialist
2252-7100 x 7342 or 7609
e-mail: Fulbrightmng@state.gov

This program is under the auspices of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America

The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice-President, Hubert H. Humphrey.  This program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries to the United States at a mid-point in their career for a year of study and related professional experience.  During the fellowship year, the Humphrey fellows participate in programs that combine graduate-level academic coursework with professional development activities.  This program is not designed to offer a degree.  Upon completion of the program, participants receive a special certificate from the U.S. government and the host university.

Professional Fields

  • Agricultural Development/Agricultural
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Natural Resources, Environmental policy,
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking and Climate Change
  • Educational Administration, Planning
  • Public Health Policy and Management and Policy

Selection Criteria

  • Undergraduate university degree
  • Five years of substantial professional experience in Nicaragua
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities
  • Record of public service
  • Fluency in English is required (minimum 500 in the TOEFL or 80 in the iBT-TOEFL)

Applications can be sent via electronic mail to: Fulbrightmng@state.gov, or addressed to the Public Affairs Section and submitted at the service gate of the American Embassy or sent by mail to the following address: Oficina de Asuntos Públicos, Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América, Km. 5.5 Carretera Sur, Managua.

If you need additional information about this program or electronic application, please contact:

Maira Vargas
Especialista Cultural
American Embassy – Managua,
Phone: 2252-7100 x 7609 or 7342
E-mail: fulbrightmng@state.gov

This Program is Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE)

The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice-President, Hubert H. Humphrey.  This program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries to the United States at a mid-point in their career for a year of study and related professional experience.

The NIDA-Humphrey is an international research and exchange collaboration to advance scientific understanding about drug abuse and addiction.  To foster these exchanges, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) partners with the U.S. Department of State to support a unique training program for mid- career drug abuse professionals.  This program is not designed to offer a degree, but to provide broad, professional enrichment.  Upon completion of the program, the participants receive a special certificate from the U.S. government and the host university.

Selection Criteria

  • Doctoral degree in medicine, public health, bio-medical, or social sciences
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Demonstrated commitment to leadership and public service
  • A mid-career position in a university, non-governmental organization, government ministry, health care     profession, or other drug abuse-related occupation where science-based evidence contributes to practice,  policy, or program development
  • Residency and employment in Nicaragua for the past five years

The Fellowship Includes

  • Mentored academic study at a preeminent U.S. university
  • A minimum 6-week research affiliation and professional experience with a NIDA-supported scientist
  • Additional professional development activities to establish personal relationships with NIDA grantees and officials who are interested in collaborating with you after you return home
  • Tuition, stipend for books and living expenses, travel, health insurance, and allowance to support professional development activities, and participation in the national Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Seminar in Washington, DC.

Applications can be sent via electronic mail to: Fulbrightmng@state.gov, or addressed to the Public Affairs Section and submitted at the service gate of the American Embassy or sent by mail to the following address:  Oficina de Asuntos Públicos, Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América, Km. 5.5 Carretera Sur, Managua.

If you need additional information about this program or electronic application, please contact:

Maira Vargas, Especialista Cultural
American Embassy – Managua,
Phone: 2252-7100 x 7609 or 7342; E-mail: fulbrightmng@state.gov

This Program is Administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE)

The Fulbright NEXUS Program offers a collaborative model for regional scholarly exchange that moves beyond theory.  Program participants will spend up to one year engaged in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving, and multi-disciplinary research in one of three inter-related areas:

  • Science, technology and innovation;
  • Entrepreneurship; or
  • Sustainable energy

Up to 20 individuals will be chosen for this new program. Approximately one-third of Fulbright NEXUS grantees will be selected from the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the grantees will originate from Western Hemisphere countries other than the U.S. (Latin America, Canada, or the Caribbean).

Elegibility and Selection

Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program’s themes and objectives, be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations, and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Nicaragua at the time of application. Researchers holding permanent residency “green cards,” whether or not they reside in the U.S., are not eligible.
  • Participants should be early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sector.
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree is preferred, but is not required. Candidates with a master’s degree are required to have a minimum of five years of research experience.
  • Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Grant Provisions

  • Scholars will receive funding in the amount of USD $30,000 for grantees only.
  • Accommodations and meals for all group meetings will be covered separately.
  • Grants will also include limited accident and sickness benefits.

Contact Us

If you need additional information, please contact:

Maira Vargas Roa
Cultural Affairs Specialist
2252-7100 x 7342 or 7609
e-mail: Fulbrightmng@state.gov

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.