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Apply For The 2020 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) For Postdoctoral Research

Brief Description

The U.S. Mission is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program. This award funds African university lecturers and professors to conduct postdoctoral research or undertake a planned program of reading and research.


The ARSP is open to scholars in all disciplines and without regard to gender or age; however, proposals for clinical medical research involving patient contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the country from which they apply or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by that country.

  • Applicants for research grants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent terminal degree in their fields. Preference is given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.

  • Applicants without doctorate degrees but who hold a master’s or equivalent graduate degree are eligible in the program and curriculum development category.

  • Applications for doctoral dissertation research, postdoctoral research immediately following the completion of a doctorate degree, or general professional travel, are ineligible. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar grant. Preference will be given to candidates who have had no experience or limited experience in the U.S.

  • Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues.  \TOEFL exams are not required, but Posts may choose to institute local English language testing, if necessary, to evaluate applicants’ language skills.  At a minimum, Posts should evaluate English-language proficiency through a documented interview conducted in-person or by videoconferencing, or by telephone if videoconferencing is not a viable option.

  • Applicants must be in good health. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History and Examination Report.Scholars who were unsuccessful in previous competitions may re-apply.  Repeat applicants should revise their proposals, update curriculum vitae, and obtain current letters of reference.

Deadline is August 16, 2019

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