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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program For Nigerian Nationals

Last updated: Mar 27, 2024

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Target: Nigerian Scholars

Award Value: Fully Funded

Host Institution: Institutions in U.S.

deadline:

Expired 53 days ago

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program For Nigerian Nationals

Last updated: Mar 27, 2024

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Summary

Target: Nigerian Scholars

Award Value: Fully Funded

Host Institution: Institutions in U.S.

deadline:

Expired 53 days ago

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, USAAre you a Senior faculty or an Administrator from Nigeria or looking for an opportunity to do your research in the United States, then the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP) is now open to foreign academics for application? Awardees will be expected to use the knowledge gained from their research experience to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at their home institutions.

Scholarship Description

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP) also called the Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) is a research fellowship award grants to Nigerian academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions. FVSP award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions. Two categories of grants are offered under The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:  Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.

Research Grants:

Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for senior faculty to conduct post-doctoral research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution.  Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields.  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 3 to 5 months are offered for senior faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution. Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the candidate 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.

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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:

  • An intended applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria or a permanent resident, and should hold a valid passport issued by the Nigerian government.
  • 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.
  • 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, and have had no experience or limited experience in the United States.
  • Each application must include three letters of reference.
  • Letters of invitation from U.S. academic or research institutions are strongly encouraged but not required. Applicants unfamiliar with U.S. institutions may request that the Institute of International Education (IIE) identify suitable placements.
  • 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.

Do note that the Fulbright program takes the issue of academic dishonesty (plagiarism) very seriously and will disqualify applications that violate academic integrity.

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Application Procedures

To Start a New Application for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:

  • Applicants must visit and click “create an application” at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2024
  • Note that the Public Affairs Section will only notify shortlisted candidates. No response will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
  • All Applicants with specific questions should send e-mails to NigeriaFulbright@state.gov indicating “Fulbright ARSP” in the subject line.

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