Fulbright Scholar Award

Science and Technology


Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2024
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.
Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.
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.
Community College Faculty
Community College Faculty

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
August 2025 or March 2026
Award Length
3 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Information Sciences/Systems
Materials Science
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

Scholars may propose to conduct research, teach, teach/research, or carry out a professional project.

Scholars with teaching-only or teaching/research grants 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.  

For teaching-only awards, scholars are expected to teach at least two full-time courses. Applicants choosing a teaching/research grant may elect the percentages of time that they spend teaching and researching. Please specify this percentage split in your application. 

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

Location Selection: Applicant may propose an appropriate host
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.

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

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.

Level of 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.

Additional Comments

Candidates may be invited to participate in a virtual interview as part of the host country review process.

Candidates with little or no academic experience in Argentina are encouraged to apply.

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 of $300 dollars if they have 2 or more dependents accompanying them on the grant 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. 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 45 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. 

In the last 30 years, Argentina has been facing severe economic problems, a high foreign debt, growing inflation, growing levels of poverty, declining educational and health standards, and increasingly severe political divisions. A new government was inaugurated on December 10, 2023, with the promise of carrying out drastic reforms to try to provide solutions to the problems the country is facing.

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 Acting Executive Director 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.