Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Sub-Saharan Africa

IIE Program Manager

For information on programs in the sub-Saharan Africa Region, contact:

Jermaine Jones

212-984-5341
jjones@iie.org

 

Regional Fact Sheet

Sub-Saharan Africa Program Information


Regional Program for Study/Research Grants:

Selection for countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of South Africa, will be made based on the quality of the applications, rather than per-country quotas. Distribution of awards to countries in the region will vary annually according to the caliber of the applicants.

The countries listed above are those in which it is anticipated that grants will be available for the 2014-2015 academic year. If the country in which you are interested does not appear, please check with IIE before filing an application. Applications for unlisted countries will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but for dissertation research only.

Multi-Country Proposals:

Not permitted for the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Grants are not available to:

Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, Equitorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritania, SaoTome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan or Zimbabwe.

English Teaching Assistant Programs are available to:

Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa. See country summaries for details.

Affiliation:

Applicants should initiate the African university affiliation process and research clearance procedure at the time of filing their Fulbright applications, since in many countries a minimum of six months lead time may be required. All candidates for study/research grants to Africa are required to obtain their own affiliations with an educational and/or research or other institution in the host country.

Dependents:

The basic amount of the Fulbright grant is increased by US$200 per month for grantees with one accompanying dependent; by US$300 for two or more accompanying dependents.

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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.