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Fulbright Minciencias Awards

For Colombian Nationals

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


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Colombian Nationals


Minciencias Award



Call for applications closed

Call for applications closed


The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Minciencias) and the Fulbright Commission in Colombia join institutional and budgetary efforts to support the high-level training of Colombian professionals and researchers.

This program is framed within one of the institutional strategic objectives of the Ministry, which seeks to enhance regional capacities of ST (Science and Technology) and innovation that promote social and economic development towards a more scientific Colombia. Additionally, this program is structured within the guidelines of the National Council for Economic and Social Policy 3981 of 2019 (CONPES, by its acronym in Spanish)

Training of Human Resources for National Research, whose general objective is “to strengthen the capacities of high-level human talent to conduct research with quality and impact that contributes to the economic, social and environmental development of the country and its regions through support for the training of doctors in doctoral programs abroad and the linkage of these to the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTeI, by its acronym in Spanish)” and has among its specific objectives “to support the training of high-level human talent for the generation and transfer of high-impact scientific knowledge”. In particular, this call seeks to finance 100% forgivable educational credits for doctoral studies for Colombian professionals in universities in the United States.




Information available when the call for applications is open.


How to apply?

Download and carefully read the current Terms of Reference.

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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.

For more details on how to complete the application, please see Annex 1 in the current terms of reference of the award.

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Activity Date
Call for proposals (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)


Charlas informativas

Learn about our Fulbright Minciencias Award

Facebook Live

March 9, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

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Virtual Q&A Talks

April 5, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

April 26, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.

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Informative Talks

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