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Fulbright Award for Indigenous Communities

For Colombian Nationals

Colombian professionals will have access to grants for graduate studies and research or teaching residencies in the United States.


can apply?

Colombian Nationals

Fulbright Award

for Indigenous Communities

CategoryColombian Nationals


Call for applications closed

Call for applications closed



The Indigenous Communities Award is part of a joint initiative between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Fulbright Commission in Colombia to promote access to graduate education opportunities for young leaders of ethnic communities in the country who are committed to the development of their communities. In particular, this grant funds master’s or doctoral degrees for Colombian professionals in the United States.

The Fulbright Award for Indigenous Communities is also part of the mission of the Fulbright Commission in Colombia, which seeks to promote intercultural knowledge, scientific and research cooperation and development through the advanced training of leaders with a high degree of social commitment. In this sense, the Fulbright Commission in Colombia awards grants to professionals chosen through a system of academic and professional merit, giving them the opportunity to study, teach, research, exchange ideas and find solutions to challenges and interests of local, national and global scope. Since 1957, when the program began in Colombia, 4,958 people have benefited from the different Fulbright Colombia programs.




  • Information available when the call for applications is open.


How to apply?

Read the Terms of Reference carefully.

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Fill out the registration form

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Prepare the documentation and information as indicated in the requirements and documents of the Terms of Reference of the award.

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Complete the registration and subsequent application online through the Laspau Platform.

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¿Cómo aplicar?

Sigue detenidamente

Sigue detenidamente

los pasos descritos anteriormente

para completar con éxito tu aplicación.

Cualquier aplicación incompleta y/o enviada

Cualquier aplicación incompleta y/o enviada

fuera de los tiempos de la convocatoria

no será tenida en cuenta en el proceso de selección.


Activity Date
Call for applications (Opening and closing dates) February 22 to May 14, 2021
Technical review May to June 2021
Academic Assessment June to July 2021
Interviews August 2021
Release of the selected candidates list August 26, 2021
Fulbright Program Welcome Meeting August 2021
Application process to U.S. Universities October 2021 to March 2022
Pre-scholars Between January and August 2022 (according to the candidate's profile)
Orientation Seminar June 2022
Beginning of academic program Second semester 2022 (according to university admission dates)


Informative Talks

Facebook Live

Learn about our Fulbright Award for Indigenous Communities
 March 17, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

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Virtual Q&A Talks

April 8, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

April 29, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

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Charlas informativas

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