Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP)


The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) provides an opportunity for host institutions in Ghana to submit a proposal requesting the expertise of U.S. academics and professionals “to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.”

Learn more: https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/

Fulbright Specialists may provide a range of activities such as guest speaking at conferences/seminars, conducting needs assessments/evaluations, curriculum development, teacher/professor training, lectures to undergraduate/graduate students, etc.  Fulbright Specialists work with host institutions for a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 42 days (including travel days).  The program covers the cost of airfare.

Host Institutions

In order to work with a Fulbright Specialist, a host institution in Ghana must provide the following at no cost to the specialist:

  • Accommodation/lodging for the duration of his/her stay in Ghana
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (either traveling through Kotoka International Airport or a local airport)
  • Transportation of the specialist while in-country
  • Meals for the duration of the program

 Host institutions in Ghana that are eligible to submit proposals include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Institutions (e.g., universities, colleges, trade schools, etc.)
  • Government Institutions (e.g., ministries, etc.)
  • Cultural Institutions (e.g., museums, conservatories, theaters, etc.)
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (e.g., NGOs, think tanks, etc.)
  • Medical institutions (e.g., public health organizations, teaching hospitals, etc.)

Learn more:  https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/eligibility-host-institutions/

 Requesting a Fulbright Specialist

The host institution may either (a) Specify the name of the Specialist that they would like to work with (also referred to as a Named Specialist) or (b) Request to be paired with a qualified Specialist.  All Specialists must be on the Fulbright Roster or submit an application to request placement on the roster.  Learn more about Fulbright Specialist eligibility: https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/eligibility-specialists


There are two parts to the application: 1) the online application and 2) the Scope of Work.

1) Online application: https://worldlearning-community.force.com/FSPHost/

(Click here to set up a New User account and begin the application)

2) Scope of Work: Download form here

Submit the Scope of Work via email at AccraExchange@state.gov and write FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST in the subject line.

3) Application Instructions for Host Institutions [PDF]

Applications are due May 31 every year and subsequent applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.