Fulbright Research Scholarship

The Embassy of the United States of American is pleased to announce two categories of grants, one for Research and one for Program and Curriculum Development. These grants, under the FULBRIGHT AFRICAN RESEARCH SCHOLAR PROGRAM (ARSP), are for the 2020-2021 academic year and are designed for people possessing a PhD or master’s degree in special circumstances. Accepted grantees would conduct their programs between August 2020 and March 2021.

Closed application: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020

Description of Grants:

  • Research Grants: Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for African university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2020 and no later than March 2021. Preference will be given to individuals with a doctorate degree, at least three years of university teaching experience, and a productive scholarly record. Length of grants is determined by research requirements as demonstrated in the proposal.
  • Program and Curriculum Development Grants: Awards of 3 to 5 months are offered for African university faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2020 and no later than March 2021. Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the scholar will use the knowledge gained to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at the home institution. These grants are designed for less experienced scholars who have not had access to recent research or instructional developments in their disciplines. University faculty who do not hold doctorate degrees are eligible for awards in this category, but need strong letters of reference or invitation to convince the academic review panel to recommend them for awards. Length of grants is determined by research requirements as demonstrated in the proposal.

HIV/AIDS: The ARSP includes a special set of grants for scholars with proposals in HIV/AIDS-related research. Scholars in all academic disciplines are invited to formulate proposals with an HIV/AIDS focus. Candidates may apply either as research scholars or as program and curriculum development scholars.

Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be citizens of the country from which they apply or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by that country.
  2. Applicants must have sufficient English proficiency to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues. TOEFL exams are not required, but if necessary a test may be required to evaluate applicants’ language skills.
  3. Preference will be given to individuals who have had no experience or only limited experience in the United States.
  4. Proposals involving doctoral dissertation research, post-doctoral research immediately following completion of a doctorate degree, or general professional travel, are ineligible.
  5. Proposals for clinical medical research involving physician training, patient care and contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.
  6. Applicants must not have received a Fulbright grant for study, teaching, or research in the U.S. within the last five years.

To Submit an Application:

Before completing and submitting an application, read carefully the Instructions for Completing the Online Application Form click here  (PDF 457 KB). A complete application package will include the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Detailed project statement
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Each application must include three reference letters and letter of invitation, if applicable.
  • All items must be in English.
  • The entire application must be submitted online. Use 10-point or larger font on all parts of the application.
  • Scholars must indicate the type of grant for which they are applying (research or program and curriculum development).  ECA/A/E/AF and CIES will assign scholars who do not indicate a preference to the appropriate category.
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application.
  • A detailed project statement of proposed teaching and/or research project to be carried out in the United State.
  • Copy of TOEFL or IELTS score report (if previously taken).
  • A photocopy of the biographical data page of your passport or photo identification (B.I.).

closed application: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020

All applications must be entered using the link above.  To enter applications, first read carefully the Instructions for Completing the Online Application Form click here (PDF 672 KB) and create an Embark user account. When entering a new application, select the correct cycle: 2020-2021 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP).

Additional Information

Applications must be submitted online by March 29 using the following website: application is close. https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020 .Candidates must indicate which grant they are applying for (Research or Program and Curricular Development). Each application must include three letters of reference using the template provided in the application.

Closed application.

For more information please email FulbrightAngola@state.gov