The U.S Fulbright Scholar Program in the United State

Deadline: September 2, 2020

Applications for the U.S Fulbright Scholar Program is now open for interested qualified applicants. This Scholar Program presents up to 470 awards for teaching, research or combined teaching/research package up to 125 countries around the world. The Fulbright Program is governed by policy and procedures established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), the 12-member board appointed by the President of the United States.

These program opportunities are destined for college, university faculty and administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and any one else that follows in a category related to one of the above.

Along with several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers you flexible awards including multi-country opportunities

Scholarship Benefits

If you are selected for the program, you will benefit from the full Fulbright grants, budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and your accompanying dependents. These may include but not limited to: 

  • Teaching or Teaching/Research Award (Associate or Full Professor) Monthly Stipend amounting to $5,960-$6,860
  • Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance including Round-trip, economy-class, international travel arranged by travel agent selected by CIES, for scholar and up to two accompanying dependents.
  • An amount of up to $2,800 allowance will be provided to cover the costs associated with relocation and excess baggage.
  • Researcher Monthly Stipend Teaching or Teaching/Research Award (Assistant Professor or Below) Monthly Stipend amounting to $5,740-$6,640
  • Estimated Book and Research Allowance of up to $1,000 books and educational materials allowance. These should be donated to the host institution (or other entity) upon your departure. (For Teaching and Teaching/Research awards only.)
  • Dependent Tuition Allowance of up to Up to $12,500 per child or $25,000 per family for accompanying dependents in grades K-12 is reimbursed for a full academic year
  • Special Award Benefits – When university housing is provided to you, grantees will receive a supplemental housing allowance for refurbishments, utilities, and other miscellaneous expenses that arise. 

Scholarship Eligibility

If you fulfill the following conditions, then you are eligible for the scholarship:

  • You are a citizen of: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Congo, Rep.Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem. People’s Rep., Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guines, Rwanda, Somalia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • As an applicant, you have applied and been offered a place(unconditional) for a postgraduate program
  • You do not benefit from any other scholarship
  • Should have achieved a relevant degree (honours) to enable you get admitted to your relevant postgraduate program
  • You have fulfilled other course entry requirements such as the relevant English language qualification;


You will need to follow the following steps to complete your application:

  1. Register your interest in My Fulbright to receive periodic notifications about awards in your preferred region and/or discipline.
  2. Review the Eligibility and Application Checklist.
  3. Download the application instructions.
  4. Begin your application. 

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For further information, visit the official website here