Fulbright Scholar Award

Science and Technology


Application Deadline
Friday, September 15, 2023
Award Code
Activity Type
Professional Project
The Professional Project activity type provides professionals and artists in various fields the opportunity to interact with relevant organizations abroad to explore a topic related to their field without answering a defined research question. Professional Projects may include: professional consultations; artist residencies; visits to organizations in the applicant's field; practical experience in day-to-day operations; public lectures; mentoring; arranging exhibitions, performances or musical compilations; preparation of print materials (books, articles, or reviews); exchange of expertise with other professionals; participation in public events; or other appropriate professional activities.
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
A combination of teaching and research as described above. Refer to the award description for any specifications on percentages of time that should be devoted to teaching vs research.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
August 2024 - October 2024 or March 2025 - May 2025
Award Length
3 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Information Sciences/Systems
Materials Sciences
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Fulbright Scholar Program's primary purpose

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. The grantee may also advise on ongoing and future research, deliver seminars or short courses to local researchers and assist in cooperative research projects. 

Award Activity

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.

Conduct a professional project and teach or do research and teach (ideally 20% teaching and 80% research, but the ratio is flexible depending on the agreement between the Scholar and Host Institution). The grantee may also advise on ongoing and future research, deliver seminars or short courses to local researchers and assist in cooperative research projects. 

Locations Detail

Any accredited institution of higher education in Argentina.

Award Length and Period

Three months

Grants should ideally begin in August or March. The academic calendar runs from March through November, and July is generally winter break. Exceptions may be considered.

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is required.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

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. 

Language Proficiency Requirements
Recommended (Intermediate): Spanish
Required Proficiency

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.

Required Proficiency
Required Languages
Additional Language Requirement

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.

Award Allowances

$4,000 per month for associate or full professors or professional equivalent; $3,500 per month for assistant professors or below or professional equivalent.

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

Round-trip travel and a $600 relocation allowance.

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

Allowance of up to $200 for books to be donated to host institution. Scholars must purchase books prior to arriving in the host country and follow the Commission's guidelines for sending the books to Argentina. Upon submitting proof of payment from the provider, scholars will be reimbursed for the cost of the books.

Do you offer additional dependent benefits

Grantees will receive a total amount of $300 dollars if they have 2 or more dependents. To receive this benefit dependents must stay with the grantee at least 80% of the time

Estimated Cost of Living

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.

Special Award Benefits

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

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.


What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

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.

Previous Fulbright Recipients

For a list of U.S. Scholar Fulbright alumni who conducted projects in Argentina, visit the Alumni Directory, here.