The following programs are available to U.S. Scholars in Guyana

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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of the Fulbright grant, you are expected to participate in a virtual pre-departure orientation. The orientation will provide information about your grant benefits and responsibilities, as well as opportunities to meet with other Fulbrighters to countries in the Western Hemisphere. You will receive an email that will direct you to the PDO website, where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Georgetown
100 Young and Duke Streets
Kingston, Georgetown
Tel: +1-592- 225-4900

Point of Contact

Aretha Majeed
Public Affairs Section
Email: ​​​​​​​

Country Information

Work Permit for U.S. Scholars

A work permit is required for Fulbright Scholars to Guyana, and will be arranged by the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown. On arrival at port of entry, the Immigration officer at the airport will grant you and your family a 90 day period of stay. Grantees should not be concerned about this short period as it is routine to grant an initial 90 day period. The grantee should, provide a copy of their passport bio data page and entry stamp to U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at the earliest opportunity, in order to apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Georgetown for an extension of stay/work permit. Once the approval memo is received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Fulbright Scholar will submit their passport to the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section to process the extension from the Immigration Department. Extensions have always been granted. Applicants remain in status once the application has been filed even if the formal response from Immigration takes several weeks.

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STEM/Agriculture/Strategic Security

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

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This award is for a pre-arranged affiliation with the University of Guyana. The type of activity will depend on the field, as outlined below:

University of Guyana

Teach courses at the undergraduate or graduate level under the teaching only option or teach and conduct collaborative or independent research.

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