Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Africa, Sub-Saharan


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach at the undergraduate and, if offered, graduate courses in the area of specialization. Assist with curriculum development, supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborate with faculty on research and conduct research in the area of specialization. Grantees should plan on a 50:50 ratio of time spent on teaching to research. This can be adjusted depending on the needs of the host institution.  

Work on a specific project that benefits the host institution and scholar/professional.  

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Six months to 10 months
Award Dates

August 2022 - May 2023 - will vary according to dates agreed on by scholar and host. 


Credible Ugandan institutions, including universities, research centers, think-tanks, museums, galleries (creative/fine arts-based projects), conservatoriums (music/composition-based projects), relevant professional and non-profit institutions, or other institutions of research and/or higher education. Please look under "Additional Comments" for institution contacts.

The following universities have expressed interest hosting scholars.

The applicant can propose a credible host institution. Please contact kampalaexchanges@state.gov for review.  

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

Uganda has long been a regional partner with the United States in East Africa and largely shares U.S. interests in combatting terrorism and promoting stability. Uganda is host to 1.4 million refugees - the world's 3rd largest refugee population - and the leading troop contributor nation to the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM). It is a global hotspot for emerging infectious diseases working closely with U.S. government partners to detect and respond to potential global health security threats.

Areas of interest include economic growth and employability for 80% of Uganda's population who are under 35, improving health and education, upholding democratic values, strengthening security, technology and innovation, and the environment.

Special Features

Makerere University:  Makerere University is Uganda's largest and oldest institution of higher learning. Today, Makerere University is composed of nine colleges and one school offering programmes for about 36,000 undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates.

Uganda Martyrs University:  Provides a holistic education for its students which is also skills-based.  The university provides housing for scholars. 

Uganda Christian University: An institution that stands for Christian values and hard work. University provides housing for scholars.

Islamic Univerisity in Uganda: The main objective of the university is to serve the higher education needs of the English-speaking Muslim community in southern and eastern Africa.

Mbarara University: Mbarara University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Mbarara. It was founded to address the shortage of scientists and to instill a sense of community service in its students. The university offers housing to visiting scholars.

Soroti University:  Soroti University is a new public university with a main campus located in Arapai.  They are conscious of wanting to start out right and avoid making mistakes other institutions have passed through by learning from the advice and skills of experienced academics.

Kyambogo University:  One Uganda’s largest public universities established in 2003 from the merger of the former Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).

Lira University:  This relatively new institution, was established on a niche of training students in the Health Sciences.  It has the first university teaching hospital in Uganda.  Both Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellors are Fulbright alumni.

University of Kisubi:  A Catholic-founded co-educational private university

Kabale University: Kabale University was transformed from a private university to a public university in 2015.  Located in a district near Rwanda. The current Vice-Chancellor is a Fulbright alumna.


Application Deadline
Activity Type

Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

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

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.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

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
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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