Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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11032-GH

All Disciplines

Ghana
Africa, Sub-Saharan

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Fulbright U.S. Scholars teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses typically in agreement with the head of department. The number of classes could range from 1 - 3 per semester. Faculty should be flexible in terms of which courses to teach. Depending on the needs of the department, scholars may be asked to advise masters or doctoral students. Host departments may also seek assistance with curriculum development and/or faculty training. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge, expertise, and identify joint research opportunities. 

Grant Length
6 - 10 months
Grant Dates

Fulbright U.S. Scholars may work with a department for one semester or an academic year. Most academic years begin in mid to late August and end in May. The first semester ends in December. The second semester spans from mid-January - May (exact dates per institution may vary and are subject to change).

  • Academic year:  August – May
  • First Semester:  August – December
  • Second Semester:  January – May
Locations

Accredited public/government universities are suitable to teach and conduct research as well as some private tertiary institutions. While public and private institutions cover a range of disciplines, some colleges and universities are known to specialize in particular areas e.g., teacher training, fisheries, crop science, tourism, computer science, etc. Websites of colleges or universities provide a good indication of institutions’ areas of specialization.

See the helpful links section in the “Award Requirements” tab for a short list of institutions (the list is not exhaustive). Conducting searches for public/government universities in Ghana will provide a list of major universities throughout the country. Institutions with the title “University College” are typically accredited institutions and may be suitable hosts. The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Accra reserves the right to recommend alternate placements.

Below is a short list of private institutions that may be considered:

  • Knutsford University College
  • Ashesi University
  • Valley View University
Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Modest housing is typically provided on campus by the host institution. In some instances, scholars and their accompanying family members reside off-campus. Scholars residing on campus would be provided with a maintenance allowance to assist with refurbishments if needed. When housing is provided, monthly allowances are adjusted accordingly.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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