Fully-Funded Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program 2022-2023 | Application Open

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Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program 2022-2023: Applications are welcomed from qualified candidates for the Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program 2022-2023. The program provides opportunity for university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in the fields of expertise in the United States.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is a fully-funded grant that will enable successful applicants to perform high-level research at a U.S. educational institution, aimed at strengthening academic programs or curricula at their home institution.

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Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program 2022-2023 | DETAILS

The Fulbright Research Scholar program will afford the successful scholar the opportunity to perform research in their respective fields of endeavors at a U.S. educational or research institutions for a period of three to nine months.

The applicants will have an opportunity to also apply for the Fulbright-Emory Distinguished Chair Scholar Award, funded by the Halle Institute for Global Research where chairholders spend up to four months at Emory University, hosted by appropriate departments and programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a South African citizen OR a permanent resident with a minimum of 5 years of permanent residency status in South Africa (Please note: S.A. nationals with dual citizenship from the U.S. are not eligible for the program)
  • For Non-Degree (Visiting Student Researcher) studies: Must be registered for a PhD with a South African university
  • Have a four-year bachelor’s degree, or a three-year bachelor’s degree plus honors year, or a four-year B-Tech degree when applying for Master’s
  • Have a Master’s degree when applying for a Doctoral degree

Selection Criteria

  • Academic excellence
  • Required scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for each specific field of study
  • Clearly written study objectives
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United States and share with American citizens aspects of South African culture
  • Experience and interest in extracurricular and community activities
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • A desire to further the Fulbright Program and give back to your home country upon returning

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Program Benefits

Fully funded awards generally cover the following, but can vary according to each grantee’s program:

  • Travel allowance and transportation from South Africa to the authorized U.S. destination
  • Health benefits
  • Settling in allowance upon arrival in the U.S.
  • Monthly maintenance allowance (to cover living expenses)
  • Tuition and fees
  • Book and computer allowance
  • J-1 visa sponsorship

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program 2022-2023 are to apply online before the application deadline.

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