2021 Fulbright Scholarship Program (LASPAU)

U.S. Embassy, Kingston is pleased to announce the application opening of the 2020 (LASPAU) Fulbright Faculty Development Program. Applications are now open and will close on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program awards scholarships to persons who teach at tertiary level institutions in Jamaica. All fields of study are included, except for medicine, nursing, and dentistry. Persons with “green cards” (alien registration cards), or are resident in the United States, or have previously received a Fulbright Grant are not eligible to apply for these awards.

Here is a general flyer about the (LASPAU) Fulbright Faculty Development Program.


  • First-class honors or upper-second class honors Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be a Jamaican citizen currently residing in Jamaica
  • Must have a commitment to university lecturing and
  • Must be supported by nomination for the program by the applicant’s tertiary institution
  • Recipients should plan to return to Jamaica on completion of their studies in the U.S.A. and contribute to the institutional strengthening and knowledge base of local tertiary institutions.


  • J1 visa
  • Airline travel to and from the United States (NB: this only covers for the initial flight at the beginning of the program and at the end of the program for the return flight to Jamaica)
  • Tuition assistance in the form of a scholarship or assistantship is provided by the host university
  • A monthly stipend
  • A monthly book allowance
  • Health insurance (basic coverage)


Candidates must fill out a Fulbright Applicant Information Form. This application form is accessible on the Fulbright page of LASPAU’s website: https://www.laspau.harvard.edu/program/fulbright-foreign-student-program/

(see link to form under Resources then directly under APPLY NOW).

Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with a direct link to the complete Fulbright application. You should only fill out the Fulbright Applicant Information Form once. To continue an application previously started, you should login using the following link: https://lasu.force.com/scholar/LPortal_Login.pa

Supporting documents should be uploaded electronically straight to the online application. These documents include – CV, Statement of Purpose, Transcripts, Passport Identification Page, three (3) letters of Recommendation and the Nominating Institution Verification form (if required). Please note that electronic recommendation letter submission is convenient, and this process allows only program administrators to view such letters. The recommendation letter must be confidential and submitted online via the following link: https://laspau.tfaforms.net/87.

Please read the Checklist of Required Academic Documents in order to effectively complete your application.  This document also provides information about testing for applicants.

Note carefully that you are also required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) dependent on field of study.

Special Notice: Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have waived the GRE and GMAT requirement. Until advised otherwise, we will also waive this requirement.

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