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Partners of the Americas and the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) at the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Innovation Fund Grant Competition to Build Partnerships between the U.S., Central America, and the Dominican Republic. Application period: March 17, 2021 - August 2, 2021. For more information, please click here.  (Posted March 18, 2021)

IIE is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP).  Students and scholars in the arts, humanities, or social sciences in the U.S., China, and Hong Kong SAR are invited to apply for a 5-10 month study, research, or teaching grant. The application is now open, with a deadline of April 15, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern US time/April 16, 2021 11:59 AM China Standard Time.  For more information, please click here.  (Posted March 5, 2021)  

Application Open: IIE American Passport Project. The application for institutions to participate in the IIE American Passport Project is now open and accessible on the program website. IIE will select a diverse group of U.S.-based IIENetwork members– including community colleges, HBCUs, MSIs, liberal arts colleges, and universities – with a demonstrated commitment to diversifying study abroad. Up to 40 awarded institutions will be chosen by a competitive selection process to receive funding for approximately 25 students per institution to obtain their U.S. passports and support their study abroad planning.   Application Period: February 22-April 2, 2021.  For more information, please click here.  (Posted February 25, 2021)

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula.  Competition Now Open! Deadline to Apply: April 5, 2021.  For more information, please click here. (Posted February 10, 2021)

Please be advised of an important announcement regarding the U.S. Fulbright Program, The U.S. Department of State is continuously monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and is working closely with partner governments, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. Embassies, Fulbright cooperating agencies, and U.S. and foreign host institutions to provide guidance and information to our Fulbright exchange participants. We share your concerns for everyone’s health, safety, and well-being, and are focused on supporting all Fulbrighters at this time. As a result of this advisory, the Fulbright Program is now suspended for all U.S. participants. For more information, please click here. ( Posted March 20, 2020)

The U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program will soon open its online application for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the summer 2019 and fall/academic year 2019-20 terms.  The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at   (Posted January 18, 2019)

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers over 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 130 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  For more information, please click here. (Posted August 24, 2018)

Fulbright U.S. Scholar - The 2020-2021 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program will open in February 2019!  The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offered teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in 137 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  We have many resources available to applicants, including a robust series of webinars. (Posted April 11, 2018)

Fulbright Scholar Programs Strategic Outreach Alliance - HACU is proud to be part of the Fulbright Scholar Programs Strategic Outreach Alliance, a diverse network of academic and professional associations and organizations committed to promoting the Fulbright Scholar Program’s mission.  We invite HACU member institutions to visit the following links for more information about the:  Fulbright Scholar Program or Fulbright Scholar awards(Posted May 17, 2017)

IES Abroad has a menu of programs offering HACU students and others 12 credits, for 12 weeks, all for only $12,000. Combine the low cost with our additional Public University Grant, HACU scholarships, or other need-based aid, and possibly study abroad for less than the cost of a semester at your own school! Great academic quality, great locations, great price. For more information about our 12 for 12 for 12 Programs in Berlin, Rome, Buenos Aires, or Sienna in Tuscany, click here.  (Posted November 16, 2015)

The Universidad de Alcalá de Henares is one of Europe's oldest universities and one of the best universities in the world with  exchange agreements with over 500 foreign universities which enable students to study in 56 countries.   For more information, please visit their web page International Relations or open this brochure: The Way to the Future. (Posted June 1, 2014)


100K Innovation Fund opportunity  - Innovation Fund Grant  Competition designed to build partnerships and academic training & exchange programs between higher education institutions (HEIs) in the USA and Central America & the Dominican Republic.  Application period: March 17 – August 2, 2021.  .  For more information in English, please click here.  For information in Spanish, please click here(Posted March 25, 2021)

The Nexo Global Innovation Competition for Creative and Cultural Industries seeks to promote student academic exchange and training through internships and practicums in research-creation, and is made possible through partnership with Colombia's Department of Science, Technology and Innovation—COLCIENCIAS, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá.   For more information, please click here.  Application Period: March 17, 2021 - August 2, 2021.  (Posted February 27, 2019)

Concurso de Innovación EE.UU-Argentina - El Fondo de Innovación 100.000 Strong in the Americas se complace anunciar que se abre el Concurso de Innovación entre Estados Unidos y Argentina gracias a la financiación de la Corporación Chevron y la embajada de Estados Unidos en Buenos Aires, Argentina. El Concurso de Innovación de EE.UU y Argentina está abierto a todas las instituciones de educación superior (IES) en Estados Unidos y Argentina que promueven programas de estudio en el extranjero en los campos de desarrollo económico y ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas, con un enfoque en energía, geociencia y administración de recursos naturales. Application Period:  March 27, 2021 - August 2, 2021.   Para llenar su solicitud favor de pulsar aquí. (Posted November 27, 2017)

Global Learning Semesters (GLS) - GLS offers HACU-member institutions the excellent AbroadOffice software that is now being used by over twenty universities to administer their study abroad programs.  AbroadOffice is a FREE software service provided by Global Semesters as a capacity-building endeavor to help advance the field of study abroad. AbroadOffice was initially developed during a joint initiative between HACU (the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) and Global Semesters with the objective of promoting study abroad for Hispanic students. For more information, please click here. (Posted January 27, 2017)

DIVERSITYABROAD.COM & SEMESTER AT SEA SCHOLARSHIPS. Website: and Semester at Sea are proud to offer four scholarships per voyage (Fall and Spring), which include a $5,000 tuition credit in addition to the cost of your flight. This scholarship is for members of the Diversity Abroad community - so sign up now if you haven’t already! Preference will be given to students from diverse backgrounds (African-American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, students with disabilities, first generation, Hispanic/Latino, low-income, LGBTQ, Native American, multiracial). Visit the financial aid section of our website for more information about this scholarship!

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVANCEMENT AWARDS. Website:  This scholarship ($1,500 - $10,000) is intended to help international students who study outside of the US. This aid is awarded based on academic achievement, leadership experience, and financial need. Students are asked how they will participate in the shipboard community in order to help bypass barriers between cultures and to facilitate a respectful and inclusive environment.Visit the financial aid section of our website for more information about this scholarship!(Posted May 17, 2016)

The HACU-AIFS Scholarship is available for outstanding Hispanic students attending a HACU-member institution. Scholarships cover 50% of the AIFS all-inclusive program fee. Students must meet all standard AIFS eligibility requirements. Application, essay and other required documents must be submitted by March 1 for the summer session. April 15 for academic year/fall quarter/fall semester, and Sept. 15 for spring quarter/spring semester. Click here to download PDF Application form. (Posted 10-01-15)

HACU has also partnered with EDUESPAÑA, Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE) and the Trade Commission Office of the Embassy of Spain in the U.S. in support of America Reads Spanish. For more information click on the America Reads Spanish logo.

Castilian and Leones Institute of the Language Foundation - SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES FOR FOREIGNERS 
Courses for foreigners throughout the year, at all levels, for individuals as well as groups, courses which allow students to become totally immersed in the Spanish language, courses for specific professions and courses for training teachers. For more information in English and in Spanish, please click here.


IIE Interactive -American Passport Project - With the competition launch in 2021, IIE will award funds to U.S.- based IIENetwork member colleges and universities so that they can help their first-year students who are eligible for Pell grants to obtain a US passport. For more information, please click here.  (Posted December 14, 2020) 

IIE-GIRE (Graduate International Research Experiences) is a fellowship program that offers funding to doctoral engineering students to conduct innovative research abroad for 3 – 5 months. For the third cycle of the program (January - September 2021), up to 15 U.S. PhD candidates will be funded to spend 3 to 5 months abroad, conducting innovative research and creating ties between their home and host institution.  For more information, please click here.  (Posted September 9, 2020)

The World Education Research Association (WERA) is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, and mutually supporting capacity building. The WERA 2021 Focal Meeting will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from 7th to 9th of  July 2021. The main theme of the meeting will be Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons. The Meeting is an integral part of the 17th Spanish & 9th Ibero-American Education Conference, organized by the Spanish Pedagogical Society (SEP) and the University of Santiago de Compostela.  For more information, please click here. (Posted September 23, 2019) 

Bankrate. Study abroad programs provide students with an unforgettable cultural experience. Bankrate created a guide that breaks down funding options to help students and their parents minimize the cost of studying abroad and also explain how students can stay on track and manage their finances while they’re abroad.  For more information, please click here(Posted July 8, 2019) 

SIELE is the International Spanish Language Evaluation Service which certifies electronically the command of the Spanish language. SIELE is developed by the Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Students and professionals take this examination in order to obtain a certification that will strengthen their academic and professional profile. SIELE is managed by Telefónica Educación Digital. For information on how to become an examination center click here. For information on how to register to take the SIELE examination click here. (Posted January 10, 2017)