For Colombian Nationals
Colombian professionals will have access to grants for graduate studies and research or teaching residencies in the United States.
The J. William Fulbright Scholarship is part of the mission of the Fulbright Commission 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 Colombia grants scholarships to three (3) Colombians individuals professionals who wish to pursue master’s degree programs in universities in the United States, starting in the second semester of 2024, from an interdisciplinary approach, to respond to the challenge of climate change in Colombia.
Candidates must address through their research proposal the issue of climate change adaptation and mitigation in Colombia. The above, in accordance with the commitments made by Colombia in relation to climate change established in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) which in its update to December 10, 2022 include as components “i) mitigation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), ii) adaptation to climate change, and iii) means of implementation as an instrumental component of policies and actions for low carbon development, adapted and resilient to climate”.
The call has proposed to focus efforts and resources on establishing the conditions to implement Políticas Orientadas por Misiones (POM, which aim to solve the country’s major challenges, contribute to consolidate the knowledge society and strengthen universities of excellence, as a basis for increasing productivity and advancing in the reindustrialization of the country.
The Fulbright Colombia Commission seeks to see all population groups in the country represented in its scholarship programs. For this reason, within the framework of the call, a differential approach is sought that guarantees the participation of diverse people and traditionally underrepresented populations, coming from all regions of Colombia, regardless of their sexual orientation, creed, ethnic identity or disability. In addition to the above, people who stand out for their high social and educational commitment to the country are sought.
The selected people must return to Colombia at the end of their study program and remain in the country for a minimum period of two (2) years, during which time they must repay the knowledge obtained during the program.
Since 1957, when the program began in Colombia, more than 5,000 people have benefited from Fulbright Colombia programs.
The award supports the high-level training of five (5) Colombian professionals who wish to pursue master’s degree programs at universities in the United States, starting in the second semester of 2022. The selected candidates must return to Colombia at the end of their fellowship and remain in the country for a minimum period of two (2) years, during which time they must contribute to their communities, academic areas and the country as a whole with the knowledge obtained during the fellowship.