South African Research Scholar Program Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the 20222023 Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program. This program is an opportunity for South African university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in their field of expertise at an academic or research institution in the United States for a period of three to nine months. 

The fully-funded grant enables successful applicants to perform high-level research at a U.S. educational institution, aimed at strengthening academic programs or curricula at their home institution.  

This year, applicants have an opportunity to also apply for the Fulbright-Emory Distinguished Chair Scholar Award. Funded by the Halle Institute for Global Research, chairholders spend up to four months at Emory University, hosted by appropriate departments and programs. In addition to research and teaching, chairholders give lectures and engage with faculty and students across the university. 

 To apply for the Fulbright South African Research Scholar Program, applicants need to have a proven track record of productive scholarly research, and publications,” Cultural Affairs Officer for Exchanges, Kerri Spindler-Ranta, explained. In addition, applicants need to be affiliated with local universities, research institutes, or other institutions that have educational or research objectives. Applicants must also have a doctoral degree or equivalent degree in their field.  

 This is really an opportunity to strengthen your knowledge in your chosen discipline, build partnerships with faculty, and gain a global perspective of what colleagues around the world are working on Spindler-Ranta said. 

 Applications close on May 14, 2021. Please click here for more information on how to apply for this educational exchange opportunity.