Every year U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines teach and conduct research at educational institutions and non-profit organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. U.S. Embassies in the region contribute to the program through their direction of an extensive network of scholars and share their expertise with colleagues and students.
In addition to accomplishing their grant-specific goals, Fulbright Scholars often build lasting relationships that serve as the foundation for on-going projects and other interactions on the personal and the institution level.
Among the work of grantees in previous years:
• Solidifying affiliations between home and host institutions in the U.S. and Africa
• Creating non-profit organizations with African colleagues
• Training and curriculum development during and beyond the grant term
• Developing U.S. student study abroad and exchange opportunities in Africa
• Mentoring African students to apply for opportunities in the U.S
Some of this year’s opportunities include:
Burkina Faso: Engineering and Environmental Sciences
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in water and sanitation engineering, energy, civil engineering or environmental science. Provide tutorials, supervise student projects and advise students. Assist with developing curriculum and host department research capacity. Develop institutional linkages and expand partner network.
Africa Regional Research Program: AIDS and AIDS-Related Research & All Disciplines
Research opportunities in up to three countries within Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals in any specialization are to focus on AIDS and AIDS-related issues as they impact Sub-Saharan Africa, involve collaboration in host country or countries, include seminars or workshops and indicate plans for research dissemination in host country or countries as well as in the United States.
Madagascar: All Disciplines
Teach and research at University of Antananarivo with particular interest in the fields of American Literature and American Studies. Scholar may be given the opportunity to travel to Northern Madagascar and provide support to the University of Antsiranana’s Department of Anglo-American Studies through consultations, or workshops.
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/Fulbright.