The APSA Congressional Fellowship Program was created in 1953 to bring academics and political journalists to Washington to work as legislative aides in the U.S. Congress. The Fellowship is designed as an early-to-mid career program dedicated to expanding knowledge and awareness of Congress by selecting participants whose ongoing careers can capitalize on translating a pivotal personal experience to a broader public. Over the years, the Fellowship Program has had substantial experience sponsoring many international participants funded through the German Marshall Fund, the Asia Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation.
Now in its sixth decade, the Fellowship Program has achieved a reputation for excellence among those concerned with the quality of government and the ways in which democracies function. It has served as a model for fellowship programs in all three branches of government and has been adapted for use in parliamentary settings abroad. Over 2,000 individuals have participated in the program since its inception. For more information see the APSA website: http://www.apsanet.org/
The African Senior Research Scholar grant is a three to nine months research award offered to African University faculty wishing to conduct research between August and March of the grant year at a U.S Academic or Research Institution. It should be noted that such research grants do not cover research work for doctoral dissertation, postdoctoral degrees or travel and consultation at multiple institutions. Preference will be given to:
- Individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record and whose project research interest relate directly to their ongoing teaching or research responsibilities;
- Qualified candidates who have no previous experience or only limited experience in the U.S., or for those who have been in the U.S. but not previously held Fulbright grants.
- Most successful research scholar applicants holding PhD degrees.
The ARSP for Professional Development provides opportunities to African Research Scholars to advance further in their professional development. Experienced university lecturers who do not hold PhD degrees are eligible in the professional development program but excludes doctoral dissertation research, postdoctoral research immediately following completion of PhD, or travel and consultation at multiple institutions.
The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. U.S. institutions put in applications with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and request Tanzanian Scholars.
The Fulbright Junior Staff Development (JSD) Program is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and provides financial assistance for a maximum of two years of study towards a graduate degree at a U.S. university or for participation in a non-degree research or nonacademic professional program. It is designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training for faculty members. Applications are also accepted from prospective candidates in public and private educational and cultural institutions, independent research institutes, and professional institutions.
Thirty top academics and professionals collaborate for a year on a topic of global significance. Each year the research theme changes. Each year approximately 30 outstanding research scholars and professionals from the U.S. and abroad will be selected to participate in the program through an open competition. Of the thirty, approximately one-third will be U.S. citizens while the remaining two thirds will be visiting scholars from countries with an operational Fulbright Scholar Program. Under the guidance of an appointed Distinguished Scholar Leader, NCS Scholars engage in collaborative, multidisciplinary examination of a topic of universal concern and together seek solutions to critical issues affecting all humankind. Candidates typically hold doctorate degrees.
This program was initiated in 2001 to provide Fulbright grants of two to six weeks to qualified scholars to work with their professional counterparts at foreign academic institutions worldwide.
The objective of the Senior Specialist Program is to avail scholarship and professional expertise to difficult to recruit disciplines such as marketing, hospitality, some medical specializations etc.for which the host institution has not been able to attract a lecturer for a full grant period, and to place Fulbright lectures ar smaller or more isolated institutions where a regular Fulbright lecturer grant may not be feasible.
To participate in the program, requesting institution is invited to apply through the Embassy specifying the expertise required and giving the name of the specialist, if one has been identified. The final selection of the specialist remains the responsibility of the Office of Academic Exchange of the State Department.
There is no deadline for application.
This program aims to strengthen U.S. foreign language instruction and promote mutual understanding by establishing a foreign language native speaker expertise on U.S. campuses. The program enables the teaching assistants to complete their home country pre-service training by engaging in non-degree studies at accredited post-secondary U.S. educational institutions while teaching one or two language courses. Additionally they serve as resource persons in conversation groups, cultural representatives, attendants in language laboratories, coordinators of extracurricular activities or supervisors of clubs and language houses. Selected teaching assistants will enjoy Fulbright status in the United States. They are expected to teach their language/culture for up to 20 hours per week while taking two courses per semester. All FLTA's receive room and board, a monthly stipend, and tuition waiver for the required coursework. The Fulbright grant is for one academic year and is non-renewable.
The Department of State in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) and its affiliate, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), has established the Alumni Initiatives Awards (AIA) as an institutional grant program. AIA awards are intended to help translate the individual Fulbright experience into a long-term institutional impact. This provides both U.S. and Visiting Fulbright Scholar alumni with the opportunity to develop and sustain ongoing contacts and partnerships initiated as a result of their Fulbright award.
The AIA application process is a joint one involving both the eligible Fulbright Scholar Alum and his/her host institution partner. It provides small institutional grants to Fulbright alumni to develop innovative projects that will foster institutionally supported linkages and sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships between the Fulbright Scholar's home and official host institutions.
These are typically six-week post-graduate level seminars in the U.S. designed for multinational groups of foreign university faculty, scholars, secondary educators and ministry officials. The ultimate objective of these programs is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the United States of America at colleges and universities and secondary school systems abroad. Each institute focuses on a particular study of the U.S. discipline or theme and is planned and conducted by a U.S.-based host institution. Most of these institutes will take place between June and August.
This grant is for doctoral study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. Only scholars in the hard sciences and engineering may apply for this extremely competitive program.