Fulbright Commission Executive Director Dr. Laura Balbuena González and National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (Concytec) President Dr. Fabiola León-Velarde commemorated the signing of the “Fulbright Concytec Bicentennial Scholarship” Cooperation Partnership Agreement to study masters or doctorates in sciences in the United States, in the presence of U.S. Ambassador Krishna R. Urs, and Alejandro Paredes Third Secretary of the Cultural Office of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This agreement, the first where the government of Peru co-sponsors scholarships with the Fulbright Commission, celebrates the bicentennial Peru’s independence.
The “Fulbright Concytec Bicentennial Scholarship” agreement will send up to four students/professionals in the areas of science, technology, and technological innovation with exceptional academic talent to pursue postgraduate studies in academic institutions in the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to cover studies in the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic cycles.
The fellows who will begin their studies in 2020 are Fátima Sánchez, from Iquitos, who will study a Master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology, and Kevin Rodríguez, from Arequipa, who will study a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
35 Peruvians are currently in the United States through the Fulbright programs. The new call for Fulbright scholarships will open in March 2020. To date, almost 1,900 Peruvians have studied in the United States, and more than 1,200 Americans have studied in Peru, through Fulbright scholarships.