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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. The grantee may also advise on ongoing and future research, deliver seminars or short courses to local researchers and assist in cooperative research projects.
Scholars may propose to conduct research, teach, teach/research, or carry out a professional project.
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.
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.
The Scholar may also advise on ongoing and future research, deliver seminars or short courses to local researchers and assist in cooperative research projects.
Any accredited institution of higher education in Argentina.
Grants must begin in either August 2025 or March 2026. The academic calendar runs from March through November, and July is generally winter break. Exceptions may be considered.
Projects in economic development, economic integration, and U.S. studies are particularly welcome.
The letter of invitation must include the course(s) that the U.S. scholar is expected to teach as well as the research projects in which s(he) will participate in, if any. It 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 generally required, but English might be acceptable if indicated by the host in the letter of invitation.
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.
$4,000 per month for associate or full professors or professional equivalent; $3,500 per month for assistant professors or below or professional equivalent.
Round-trip travel will be provided, along with a $600 relocation allowance.
Allowance of up to $200 for books to be donated to the host institution. Scholars must purchase the books prior to arriving in the host country and follow the Commission's guidelines for sending to Argentina. Upon submitting proof of payment from the provider, scholars will be reimbursed for the cost of the books.
Grantees will receive a total amount of $300 dollars if they have 2 or more dependents accompanying them on the grant at least 80% of the time.
The cost of living is low in Argentina for any foreign citizen bringing U.S. dollars. The Argentine currency (Argentine peso) is highly devalued compared to the U.S. dollar. This applies to housing costs, day to day expenses, trasnsportation, etc.
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.
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.
For a list of U.S. Scholar Fulbright alumni who conducted projects in Argentina, visit the Alumni Directory, here.
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