APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2021.
Fulbright African Research Scholar (ARSP) / Visiting Scholar Program
The Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (ARSP) also called the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State. ARSP offers faculty members from tertiary or research institutions in Ghana the opportunity to take part in two categories of grants: Research Grants and Program and Curriculum Development Grants.
When submitting applications, candidates will be required to read, accept, and adhere to the following information pertaining to plagiarism:
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program seeks applicants whose writing achieves highest academic standards of original research, writing, and citation. The program application includes the opportunity to describe your academic work and research. Application materials will be processed using software to help identify any instance of plagiarism. Plagiarism in any part of your application will result in your disqualification from participation in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. ECA and IIE will follow the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of plagiarism: Plagiarism is the wrongful appropriation or purloining and publication as one’s own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas, of another. It is expected that your project proposal will be your own work and writing, clearly citing secondary sources when describing the academic work and writing of others (including one’s own previously published work). Any sources used in the construction of your responses must be clearly cited in your project statement and bibliography.
Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for Ghanaian university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August and no later than March of an academic year. Preference will be given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record. Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields to be eligible for research grants.
PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS:
Awards of 3 to 5 months are offered for Ghanaian university faculty or administrators to conduct research toward program and curriculum development in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August and no later than March of the academic year. Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the scholar 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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON ELIGIBILITY:
- The 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.
- Applicants must be citizens of the country from which they apply, or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by that country.
- Applicants for research grants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent terminal degree in their fields. Preference is given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.
- Applicants without doctorate degrees but who hold a master’s or equivalent graduate degree are eligible in the program and curriculum development category.
- 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.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have had no experience or limited experience in the U.S.
- Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in English to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues.
- Applicants must be in good health. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History and Examination Report.
- 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.
- Scholars must indicate the grant category for which they are applying (research or program and curriculum development).
- Each application must include three letters of reference.
- Letters of invitation are strongly encouraged but not required. Applicants are discouraged from requesting affiliation with an alma mater.
- Laboratory fees are not part of the standard benefits package for the ARSP and are awarded on a limited, case-by-case basis, and only if funding is available.
HOW TO APPLY:
Online applications must be submitted via the following: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2022
All applications received will be screened and ONLY short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.
Women, individuals from rural areas, underrepresented groups including individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply (reasonable accommodation will be provided for individuals with disabilities interested in applying.) Please direct questions to AccraExchange@state.gov for more information.