Worldwide 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. Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence can have a significant impact on U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs and contribute to curriculum development. Although preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, other fields focusing on international issues will be considered. The program is especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which do not often have the opportunity to host visiting scholars.

Under the Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program, interested U.S. institutions submit proposals to invite scholars to teach one or more courses and to be in residence for a semester or an academic year. Proposals are welcome from individual institutions, as well as from consortia of two or more institutions. Institutions may suggest suitable candidates or have CIES recruit scholars from a particular world area.

Tanzanian Scholars who wish to gain experience teaching and sharing their culture in the U.S. should contact U.S. institutions directly to have them apply for the program and name the Tanzanian as their preferred scholar. Tanzanian Scholars may direct U.S. institutions to

For more information, contact:

The Fulbright Program Officer
SIR Program
American Embassy
686 Old Bagamoyo Road, Msasani
Box 9123, Dar es Salaam
Voice: +255 22 229 4000
Fax: +255 22 229 4722
Email: for more details, instructions and application materials.