Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12465-MC
Fulbright Scholar Award

Africa Regional Research Program

  • Multi-country
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Global/Multi-country
Africa, Sub-Saharan

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Award Details
Award Activity

Conduct research in up to three Sub-Saharan African countries. The Africa Regional Research Program (ARRP) has two overall objectives: (1) to increase or develop new contacts and intellectual ties between U.S. and African communities and (2) to contribute to scholarship on Africa.  The most competitive proposals will be those that describe a significant and achievable research project and that demonstrate commitment to developing scholarly relationships with African faculty. Grantees are expected to give occasional lectures and seminars in consultation with host universities and U.S. Embassies and provide copies of their research findings to their host colleagues or institutions.

ARRP applications are accepted for countries in the region with active Fulbright U.S. Scholar programs, except South Africa. Research-only proposals for South Africa must be submitted separately under the South Africa awards. Those interested in conducting research in North Africa (Egypt and Morocco) should apply for the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program.

Continuous Grant Period: If applying for one continuous grant period, applicants can propose to conduct research either in one country for three to nine months, or in two or three countries for five to nine months total. *Applicants proposing more than one country must propose to stay in each country for at least one month.

Flex Grant: The Flex option is available for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country or countries. Applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Host institution letters of invitation should also confirm the timeline proposed. Flex grant proposals must meet the following parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
  • Applicants may propose only one, one-month segment;
  • Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years.
Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
See Grant Activity section for details.
Award Dates

As early as August 2022; no later than January 2023. For Flex grants, the first grant segment must begin between August 2022 and January 2023. The final Flex segment must be completed no later than two years after the first segment begins.

Locations

For each proposed country, applicants must arrange affiliation and include a letter of invitation from an African university. If the institution you are interested in working with is not an African university, please contact IIE/CIES before requesting a letter of invitation.

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

The Flex option is available for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country or countries. Applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Host institution letters of invitation should also confirm the timeline proposed. Flex grant proposals must meet the following parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
  • Applicants may propose only one, one-month segment;
  • Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years.
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Activity Type
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Up To 12
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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