The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program

Call for Application: February 1st

Deadline for submitting online application and all supplementary documents: June 1st

Program Information 

The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) also known as the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a research fellowship award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions. Two categories of grants are offered under The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:  Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.

Research Grants:

Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for senior faculty to conduct post-doctoral research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution.  Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields.  Preference will be given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.

Program and Curriculum Development Grants:

Awards of 3 to 5 months are offered for senior faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution. Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the candidate will use the knowledge gained to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at the home institution.  These grants are designed for university faculty or administrators with less experience and who may not have had recent access to research or instructional developments in their disciplines.  A doctorate degree is not required, but applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. An intended applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria or a permanent resident, and should hold a valid Nigerian passport. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar grant and without experience or limited experience in the U.S.

The Fulbright program takes the issue of academic dishonesty (plagiarism) very seriously and will disqualify applications that violate academic integrity.

Application and Instructions

Applications must be completed online at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020

You are welcome to email CulturalAbuja@state.gov; NigeriaFulbright@state.gov with any questions.