Open to professionals to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in the U.S.
The Fulbright Program was created in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II through legislation introduced by the late Senator James William Fulbright of Arkansas (April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995), passed by the U.S. Congress, and signed into law by President Harry Truman. Since its inception, over 400,000 #Fulbrighters from the United States and 165 countries, supported by the American people and partner governments around the world, have studied, taught, and conducted research in each other’s countries while promoting international understanding and collaboration as participants and alumni. For over 50 years Laspau has partnered with Fulbright to administer part of the Fulbright Program providing grants to individuals from Latin America and the Caribbean for graduate study in the United States. During this time almost 5,000 Laspau students have participated in the program. That’s 5,000 lives impacted, with an immeasurable number of people reached in the world community to better understand and advance ideas in the world we share.
To be eligible you must fulfill all the following requirements:
Citizen of the country you are applying from. U.S. citizens or permanent residents are not eligible.
You must be a graduate with either a bachelor’s (licenciatura) or master’s degree.
Demonstrable leadership skills, highly motivated, and capacity to adapt.
Committed to the development of your community through community service, volunteering, or other activities.
Be eligible for a J-1 visa.
Committed to returning to your home country for at least two (2) consecutive years after finishing your studies in the United States and build upon your knowledge in your professional field.
For more information on the application process, click HERE.