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The Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar Program (ASRSP)

Program Information:

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2024 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP).

Two categories of grants are offered through ARSP: Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.

Research Grants:

Awards of three (3) to nine (9) months are offered for African university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2023 and no later than March 2024.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields at the time of application.

Preference will be given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.

Program and Curriculum Development Grants:

Awards of three (3) to five (5) months are offered for African university faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2023 and no later than March 2024.

Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the scholar will use the knowledge gained to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at the home institution.

These grants are designed for university faculty or administrators with less experience and who may not have had recent access to research or instructional developments in their disciplines.  A doctorate degree is not required, but applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree at the time of application.

Additional Information on Eligibility:  

  1. 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. Laboratory fees are not part of the standard benefits package for the ARSP and are awarded on a limited, case-by-case basis, and only if funding is available. Applicants with letters of invitation indicating potential laboratory fees should be encouraged to seek supplemental funding.
  2. Applicants must be citizens of the country from which they apply, or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by that country.
  3. Applicants for research grants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent terminal degree in their fields at the time of application. Preference is given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.
  4. Applicants without doctorate degrees but who hold a master’s or equivalent graduate degree are eligible in the program and curriculum development category.
  5. Applications for doctoral dissertation research, postdoctoral research immediately following the completion of a doctorate degree, or general professional travel, are ineligible.
  6. Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar grant.
  7. Preference will be given to candidates who have had no experience or limited experience in the United States.
  8. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  9. Applicants must be in good health.  Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History and Examination Report.
  10. 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.

Plagiarism Policy: 
When submitting applications, candidates will be required to read, accept, and adhere to the following information pertaining to plagiarism:
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program seeks applicants whose writing achieves highest academic standards of original research, writing, and citation.  The program application includes the opportunity to describe your academic work and research.  Application materials will be processed using software to help identify any instance of plagiarism.  Plagiarism in any part of your application will result in your disqualification from participation in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.  ECA and IIE will follow the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of plagiarism:  Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas, of another.  It is expected that your project proposal will be your own work and writing, clearly citing secondary sources when describing the academic work and writing of others (including one’s own previously published work).  Any sources used in the construction of your responses must be clearly cited in your project statement and bibliography.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2023 no later than August 21, 2022.

When accessing the application system for the first time, applicants will be asked to create an account that they will use while completing applications. The system allows applicants to update their applications in multiple sittings until it is ready to submit.

  1. Scholars must indicate the grant category for which they are applying (research or program and curriculum development).
  2. Each application must include three (3) letters of reference.
  3. Letters of invitation are strongly encouraged but not required. IIE will honor institutional affiliation preferences as far as possible.

Questions about the Fulbright African Research Scholar Program can be addressed to U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam by email at drs_exchanges@state.gov.