For Colombian Nationals
Colombian professionals will have access to grants for graduate studies and research or teaching residencies in the United States.
The purpose of the Saldarriaga Concha Foundation is to transform Colombia into a caring society that recognizes and respects people with disabilities and the elderly. In order to comply with this objective, it was established in the statutes that the Foundation supports, promotes, finances and sponsors the training, preparation and training of people, through aid, contributions, subsidies and programs. Therefore, the FULBRIGHT – SALDARRIAGA CONCHA scholarship is part of the object and purposes of the entity. The Fulbright Saldarriaga Concha scholarship seeks to support the high-level training of one (1) Colombian person with a professional degree and with a disability, who wishes to carry out a master’s degree program in the United States, starting in the second semester of 2024. The selected person 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 scholarship. The Fulbright Saldarriaga Concha Scholarship is also part of the mission of the Fulbright Colombia Commission, which seeks to promote intercultural knowledge, scientific and research cooperation, and development through advanced training of leaders with a high degree of social commitment. In this sense, the Fulbright Colombia Commission grants scholarships to professionals of excellence who are chosen through a system of academic and professional merits, giving them the opportunity to study, teach, research, exchange ideas and find solutions to local challenges and interests. , national and global. Since 1957, the year the program began in Colombia, 5,303 people have benefited from the different Fulbright Colombia programs. 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.