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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, USA

Last updated: May 4, 2022

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, USAAre you a Senior faculty or an Administrator from Nigeria 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) is a research fellowship 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • An intended applicant must be a citizen of Nigeria or a permanent resident, and should hold a valid Nigerian passport.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar grant and without experience or limited experience in the U.S.

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

Application Procedures

Applications must be completed online at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2023

For Candidates in the South/ South- East/ South West of Nigeria please address the envelope to the Fulbright Program Officer, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos

For Candidates in the North-Central/North-East/North-West of Nigeria please address the envelope to the Cultural Affairs Assistant, U.S. Embassy, Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

Further questions or enquiries can be directed to NigeriaFulbright@state.gov.

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