Fulbright commission offers some of the most prestigious scholarships to study in the U.S. The Fulbright visiting scholar fellowship is one of them.
This fellowship is awarded through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (FVSP).
More about Fulbright visiting scholar program
This program is a research fellowship award grants to foreign academics or professionals to conduct advanced research at U.S. institutions.
There are two category of grants offered through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program:
1. Research Grants
These awards last for 3 to 9 months. They are offered for senior scholars to conduct post-doctoral research in any academic discipline at a U.S. institution.
Applicants for research grants must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in their fields.
Fulbright commission says preference will be given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.
2. Program and Curriculum Development Grants
These awards last for 3 to 5 months. They are offered for senior scholars or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. institution.
A PhD is not required for program and curriculum development grants. But applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
Fulbright commission says proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how you will use the knowledge gained through the fellowship program to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at your home institution.
What’s the value of this award?
Fulbright visiting scholar program are usually fully funded.
Which nationalities are eligible?
This Fulbright visiting scholar fellowship is open to citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria.
Who can apply?
You are eligible to apply for the Fulbright visiting scholar program if you:
1. Are a citizen or a permanent resident of Nigeria;
2. Hold a valid Nigerian passport.
3. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a Fulbright scholar grant. Particularly applicants without experience or limited experience in the U.S.
4. Meet the degree requirement for the research grants, and program and curriculum development grants (as specified above).
How to apply for this fellowship
Please follow the steps below to apply for Fulbright visiting scholar fellowship program.
- Complete your online application at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2022
- Print out a copy and enclose all supporting documents in an envelope.
Submitting your Fulbright visiting scholar program application
If you are from 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.
And if you are from the North-Central/North-East/North-West of Nigeria please address the envelope to;
The Cultural Affairs Assistant,
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive,
Central Area, Abuja.
When is application closing?
The deadline for submitting online application and all supporting documents is June 1, 2021. For more information, please refer to their website.
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