Programs for Professionals

Scholarships and exchange programs run by the Fulbright Commission in Uruguay provides professionals from several areas with transformational opportunities.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States with the people of other countries.  Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided over 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential—with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.  Fulbright alumni serve in leadership positions in government, academia, business, the arts, science, journalism, and other professional fields.

The Fulbright Program was established in Uruguay in 1960 pursuant to an agreement between the governments of Uruguay and the United States and resulting in the creation of the Fulbright Commission.  A 1965 exchange of diplomatic notes, terminating and replacing the 1960 agreement, reflects the current agreement. All Fulbright programs are funded by the governments of Uruguay and the United States.

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Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships in the USA
These scholarships are awarded through an open competitive process based on the academic excellence and leadership skills of the applicants. Postgraduate scholarships in Uruguay are sponsored by the Uruguayan National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) and the U.S. Department of Statement. Program focus areas vary annually but have previously included: Biotechnology, Human and Animal Health, Energy, Agricultural and Agro-industrial Production, Environment and Environmental Services, Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Education, Transport and Logistics, Creative Industries and Criminology and Crime Studies.

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Hubert H. Humphrey Scholarship for Professional Development
This is an exchange program the provides professional development during one academic year (ten months) at a leading U.S. university, enabling professional and academic linkages between participants. The scholar takes elective and leadership classes and participates in an internship at a leading organization or institution in their field. Humphrey fellows are mid-career professionals who are at the forefront of the design, planning and implementation of public policies in the government (Ministries, National Directorates, autonomous entities, etc.) or private institutions such as NGOs.

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