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Fulbright Western Hemisphere Regional Travel Program

The Western Hemisphere Fulbright Office at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Fulbright Commission in Uruguay and the Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the launching of the Fulbright Western Hemisphere Regional Travel Program.

The Regional Travel Program offers local institutions, Posts, and Commissions the opportunity to benefit from the academic and professional expertise of Fulbright U.S. Scholars based in another country within the region (Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, México, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay).

Check out the list of the different fields of study of the US Scholars eligible for the program and the universities in which they are located here.

The purpose of the Regional Travel Program is to widely share the expertise of Fulbright U.S. Scholars throughout the region.

Examples of RTP projects include:

  • A Fulbright U.S. Scholar based in Peru travels to Chile to lecture in social philosophy, as well as to hold discussions about collaborative research efforts.
  • A Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Jamaica travels to Colombia to conduct environmental science seminars and meet with emergency service personnel.
  • A Fulbright U.S. Scholar based in Mexico is invited by Post in Paraguay to participate in a four-day program related to Election Day in the United States, including a roundtable with Paraguayan journalists on the role of the media in U.S. elections and a talk with students and members of civil society organizations about U.S. elections.
  • A Fulbright U.S. Scholar researching music in Argentina is invited to give a recital and participate in a workshop in Panama.

Before applying for the Regional Travel Program, please review the Guidelines for submission or implementation.

Once the application form and other documents have been completed, notify Analía Martínez ([email protected]) of the Fulbright Commission in Uruguay, four weeks before the date of the trip.

RTP is already up and running. Apply!

To apply for the RTP:

To submit an RTP visit report form: