Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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11045-NI

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Nigeria
Africa, Sub-Saharan

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate or graduate courses in any discipline taught at participating host institutions. Assist with advising students and help them in the area of research techniques; develop course and training manuals. Supervise theses and dissertations. Scholars may also also conduct research in their area of specialization. Interested scholars may also organize seminar or workshop focused on developing and building the capacity of faculty in their host institutions.   

Grant Length
Six to 10 months
Grant Dates

August 2021 or later, depending on institution's calendar.

Locations

Affiliation is possible at any of the following institutions. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria has an Embassy in Abuja and a Consulate General in Lagos. Responsibility for support to Fulbrighters is divided between the two offices geographically.

For the Lagos office, possible host institutions are:

  • University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State
  • Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
  • University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State
  • University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State
  • Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State
  • Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State
  • Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, Lagos State

While the University of Port Harcourt in Port Harcourt and Delta State University in Abraka are Fulbright partner institutions, placements are not possible at this time due to ongoing security concerns.

For the Abjua office, possible host institutions are:

  • University of Abuja, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Bayero University, Kano, Kano State
  • Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State
  • Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Sokoto State
  • American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

As a result of the current insecurity in the North East region of Nigeria, we may not be able to host scholars at the American University of Nigeria in Yola.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Agriculture
American Studies
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama/Theater
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Film/Cinema Studies
Information Sciences/Systems
Journalism
Law
Literature, American
Mathematics
Music
Political Science
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Applications are especially encouraged in the humanities and social sciences, American studies, business administration, conflict management, economics, information and communication technology, journalism, law, mass communications and political science. Covenant University welcomes applications in chemical engineering, electrical and information engineering, computer and information sciences, building technology, banking, finance and accounting. University of Lagos welcomes applications in nursing, systems engineering or mechatronics, mechanical engineering, creative arts (theater arts, visual arts or music), business administration and sociology.

Special Features

Most universities will provide housing for Fulbright scholars and willingness to adapt to local conditions is very important. The University of Lagos and Covenant University have comfortable two bedroom apartments for scholars. Many federal universities may only be able to provide a room in a shared house or a room in the university guest house, which may not be appropriate for scholars with dependents. When university housing is provided to Fulbright Scholars, grantees will receive a supplemental housing allowance for refurbishments, utilities, and other miscellaneous expenses that arise.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
7
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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