Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Social Sciences and Humanities

South Africa
Africa, Sub-Saharan


Award Details
Award Activity

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 provide tutorials, as well as supervise student research and theses, as needed.

Award Length
6 to 10 months
Award Dates

July 2021 or January/February 2022, grants of 6 months or longer is possible but 10 months is preferred.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Public Administration
Urban Planning
Areas of Interest

Applications are especially encouraged in the fields of education and teacher education, multicultural and diversity studies, social sciences, public administration and urban planning.

Special Features

The host university may provide housing for teaching grantees.  This is however discussed on individual basis.

Application Deadline

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) required
Number of Recipients
Approximately 10
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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