Fulbright Program

U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam fosters mutual understanding between Americans and Tanzanians through a multitude of academic and professional exchange programs.  These highly competitive programs aim to identify current and future leaders who will go to the United States or come to Tanzania with an open mind and commit to returning to their host country to share what they have learned with their fellow citizens.  These exchange programs are open to a variety of profiles including students, researchers, academics, business people, civil society activists and professionals.

  • The Fulbright African Senior Research Scholarship Program

    The African Senior Research Scholar grant is a three to nine months research award offered to African University faculty wishing to conduct research between August and March of the grant year at a U.S Academic or Research Institution. It should be noted that such research grants do not cover research work for doctoral dissertation, postdoctoral degrees or travel and consultation at multiple institutions. Preference will be given to:

    • Individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record and whose project research interest relate directly to their ongoing teaching or research responsibilities;
    • Qualified candidates who have no previous experience or only limited experience in the U.S., or for those who have been in the U.S. but not previously held Fulbright grants.
    • Most successful research scholar applicants holding PhD degrees.

    The ARSP for Professional Development provides opportunities to African Research Scholars to advance further in their professional development. Experienced university lecturers who do not hold PhD degrees are eligible in the professional development program but excludes doctoral dissertation research, postdoctoral research immediately following completion of PhD, or travel and consultation at multiple institutions.

  • The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

    The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. U.S. institutions put in applications with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and request Tanzanian Scholars.

  • The Fulbright Foreign Student Program

    The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and provides financial assistance for a maximum of two years of study toward a graduate degree in a U.S. university or for participation in a non-degree research or nonacademic professional program. It is designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training for faculty members. Applications are also accepted from prospective candidates in public and private educational and cultural institutions, independent research institutes, and professional institutions.

  • The Fulbright Specialist Program

    This program was initiated in 2001 to provide Fulbright grants of two to six weeks to qualified scholars to work with their professional counterparts at foreign academic institutions worldwide.

    The objective of the Fulbright Specialist Specialist Program is to avail scholarship and professional expertise to difficult to recruit disciplines such as marketing, hospitality, some medical specializations etc.for which the host institution has not been able to attract a lecturer for a full grant period, and to place Fulbright lectures at smaller or more isolated institutions where a regular Fulbright lecturer grant may not be feasible.

    To participate in the program, requesting institution is invited to apply through the Embassy specifying the expertise required and giving the name of the specialist, if one has been identified. The final selection of the specialist remains the responsibility of the Office of Academic Exchange of the State Department.

    There is no deadline for application.

  • The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program

    The Fulbright FLTA Program, an integral part of the Fulbright Student Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, is a nine-month, non-degree program for early career English teachers teaching at college level or professionals in related fields. Fulbright FLTA participants have the opportunity to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the society and culture of the United States, while being teaching assistants for their native language to U.S. students and strengthening foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities. The participants also interact with their host communities in conversation groups, extracurricular activities, and community outreach projects.

    The FLTA program promotes cross-cultural understanding in the U.S. and in the home countries of the FLTA fellows. U.S. universities benefit from the presence of a native speaker on their campuses. FLTA fellows provide teaching assistance, by serving in various capacities, which may include teaching up to two classes per semester, and typically facilitate cultural events, language clubs and language tables. FLTA fellows are required to enroll in at least two courses per semester. Fellows and U.S. students have a unique opportunity to learn about each other’s cultures and customs, and to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. FLTA fellows must return to their home countries upon completion of the program.

  • Fulbright American Scholarship Program

    Information for Tanzanian Host Institutions

    Link to official Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Site

    Office of Public Affairs, American Embassy
    686 Old Bagamoyo Road – Msasani,
    P.O. Box 9123,
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Phone: (255-22) 229 4000, Fax: (255-22) 229 4722,
    Email: drs_exchanges@state.gov