Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Science and Technology

South Africa
Africa, Sub-Saharan


Award Details
Award Activity

Grantees must conduct research; teach undergraduate or graduate courses; or do a combination of teaching and research in the area of specialization. All disciplines are encouraged to apply, however the following fields will have priority consideration: agriculture, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, geology, global/public health, information sciences, physics and astronomy. If teaching, the grantee must contribute to curriculum development, supervise research, advise theses and provide tutorials, as needed.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • 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 to 10 months
Award Dates

July 2022 or January/February 2023, grants of six months or longer is possible, but 10 months is preferred. 


Affiliation is possible at any of the 26 universities or technical universities in the new higher education structure. The names of host institutions are listed by geographic area of the main campus for Limpopo, Eastern Cape, North West, Gauteng, Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Western Cape. Applications can be submitted to any campus for these institutions, including campuses in a city or province other than the main campus location.


Eastern Cape:

North West:




Free State:

Kwa-Zulu Natal:

Western Cape:

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems
Public Health
Special Features

The host university may provide housing for teaching awardees. This is discussed on an individual basis.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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.


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) not required
Career Profile
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 10
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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Grantees must conduct research, teach undergraduate or graduate courses, or have a combination of teaching and research in their area of specialization. Please note, applications in a range of disciplines will be considered. If teaching, grantees must contribute to curriculum development and...