U.S. Embassy in Cameroon: Fulbright African Research Scholar Program - Apply Now!

May 16, 2022

Sponsor: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon

Funding Size: Unavailable

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is seeking qualified candidates for the 2023 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP), also known as The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP).

  • 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 2023 and no later than March 2024.

  • Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields at the time of application.

  • 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 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 2023 and no later than March 2024.

  • 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 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 at the time of application.


Fields of Study: Applicants of various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, science, and technology are welcome to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Fulbright African Research Scholar Program applicants must:

  • hold an M.A. or Ph.D. degree

  • be a Cameroonian citizen

  • be proficient in English


  • Applicants should be university faculty, government officials, private sector professionals, work at a think tank or occupy similar occupations. Applicants will be expected to have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment. Applicants must reside in Cameroon throughout the nomination and selection process, and they must return to Cameroon upon completion of their U.S. stay.

Ineligibility

  • Applicants are ineligible to apply if:

  • They are currently teaching, studying, or conducting research in the United States, or who have received a Fulbright grant within the past five years.

  • They have been to the United States as a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the category of Professor or Research Scholar within the past two years.


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