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In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
Teaching-only and teaching/research scholars will conduct seminars for undergraduate or graduate students, faculty, or both. For teaching-only awards, scholars should also participate in curriculum development and advising, while teaching/research scholars should also conduct independent or collaborative research. The preferred ratio of teaching to research is 70% to 30%, with scholars teaching at least one full-time course per week of classes. For teaching-only awards, scholars are expected to teach at least two full-time courses.
Any accredited institution of higher education in Argentina.
Grants should ideally begin in August 2023 or March 2024. The academic calendar runs from March through November while July is generally the Winter break. Exceptions may be considered.
The letter must include the course(s) that the U.S. scholar is expected to teach, as well as any research projects in which the scholar will engage. The letter must be signed by the highest school/department authority.
Applicants are encouraged to register qualified language evaluator, such as a language instructor or a translator, to conduct the external assessment in the application. Being a native speaker alone does not qualify an individual to conduct the assessment.
Applicants who are native speakers do not need to complete an external evaluation.
Professional working proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred. Scholars without demonstrated Spanish language skills should be sure to address in their proposal how their project is feasible without these language abilities and have their host institution indicate this detail in the letter of invitation.
Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.
The cost of living in Argentina is inexpensive for U.S. grantees as the Argentine currency (Argentine peso) is highly devalued compared to the U.S. dollar. Currently, for buying one U.S. dollar, Argentines need to invest around 200 Argentine pesos. This applies to housing costs, day-to-day expenses, and transportation. Prices tend to be lower outside of the city of Buenos Aires.
During their grant period, Fulbright U.S. Scholars in the Western Hemisphere (WHA) region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant for activities such as workshops, seminars, presentations, lectures, performances, exhibits, curricular advising and similar projects at institutions in eligible WHA countries. (Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay).
The Regional Travel Program covers travel to and from the destination; lodging may be offered by the host institution. Scholars may only apply for this grant once they are in country on their Fulbright grant. Scholars who apply for the Flex award are ineligible for the Regional Travel Program. Additional information can be found on the Regional Travel Program website.
Please note that the Regional Travel Program is currently paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All eligible Scholars will be notified of its reopening, which is dependent on the status of the global health situation.
Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
With an area of 3.8 million square miles and a population of over 40 million, Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world. Half of its inhabitants reside in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, a region formed by the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the 40 districts that surround the capital city of the country. The country benefits from rich natural resources, a highly educated population, a globally competitive agricultural sector and a diversified industrial base.
From 1880 to 1930, Argentina became one of the world’s ten wealthiest nations due to the rapid expansion of commercial agriculture and foreign investment in infrastructure. During this period, an important flow of immigrants, predominantly of European origin, came to Argentina. Although Argentina has been through periods of economic recession, it has continued to attract immigrants from diverse origins. In addition to the waves of immigrants from neighboring countries that arrived during the second half of the 20th century, new migrants from other Latin American countries have settled in the capital city in recent years.
Very early in its history, Argentina developed a national public school system similar, in many ways, to the one in the United States. The country achieved high levels of literacy, also comparable to those in the United States. The first Argentine university was founded in Cordoba by the Jesuits in 1613, and today there are 65 public and 63 private universities. Five Argentines have received the Nobel Prize.
The Fulbright Program in Argentina was established in 1956. Visit the Fulbright Commission website for more information. For inquiries to the Fulbright Commission, please contact Executive Director Norma González or Program Deputy Melina Ginszparg, telephone: 5411-4814-3561.
As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
For a list of U.S. Scholar Fulbright alumni who conducted projects in Argentina, click here.
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