Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and/or professionals with their counterparts at South African universities and institutions. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals in select disciplines to engage in short-term, collaborative, two to six-week projects. International travel costs and an honorarium are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host universities cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind contributions.
Project activities focus on the strengthening and development needs of higher education institutions and do not fund personal research. Eligible activities include teacher training, short-term lecturing, conducting seminars, special conferences or workshops, as well as collaborating on curriculum planning, institutional and/or faculty development. Further information about the program can be found at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
South African universities and institutions wishing to host a Fulbright Specialist should submit a project application through the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria. All projects submitted are reviewed and approved by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- Please submit your applications to the Fulbright Office at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria. The application form MS Word form (MS Word 303 Kb) should be emailed to: Fulbright_Program_SAfrica@state.gov
- For general enquiries and assistance with the application process, please contact Fulbright_Program_SAfrica@state.gov
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